Summons issued for dangerous Phuket driver

PHUKET: The Phuket City Police are demanding that the owner of a black Fortuner SUV, whose vehicle was captured on video being driven recklessly, endangering other drivers, present himself to police.

The video clearly shows the Fortuner cutting off two men on a motorbike in heavy traffic as it merges onto the bypass road from Yaowarat Road, and then coming to an abrupt stop so the driver can confront the men. The video, posted on Facebook, was captured by a dashboard camera installed in a car driving behind the incident.

Despite no one who was involved filing a complaint, police are taking matters into their own hands.

“According to Land Traffic Act BE 2522 (1979), we can charge the driver for this type of reckless and dangerous driving, even if no one has filed a complaint. So we have issued a summons,” Lt Col Teerawat Leamsuwan, deputy chief of Traffic Police for the Phuket City Police, told the Phuket Gazette.

“The owner of the car has to present himself within seven days. If he fails to do so, we will void the vehicle’s registration.”

The vehicle registration from the Phuket Land Transport Office names the owner as ‘Wan Tuck Lung, Roger’, from Singapore.

“We have yet to confirm whether or not ‘Mr Roger’ was the one driving the vehicle. We will wait until he presents himself and we are able to question him about the incident,” said Col Teerawat.

— Kongleaphy Keam

Phuket News

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