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BANGKOK 22 March 2019 17:24
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Knife wielding "rot daeng driver" wais in apology;  charged with two crimes

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Knife wielding "rot daeng driver" wais in apology;  charged with two crimes

 

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A red song thaew driver in Chiang Mai has been charged by the police. 

 

Son, 69, was charged with having a knife in public and behaving in an intimidating manner that could scare the public. 

 

A post - since deleted - showed him wave a sword at a white car after some road rage jousting around the moat in the northern Thai city.

 

But in a video at the police station shown on Channel 7 news he insisted that he acted because he was furious about the driving of the man behind the wheel of the white car. 

 

He said that he was cut up dangerously by the car before the car braked in a dangerous manner three times almost causing him to go into the back of it. 

 

He was adamant that despite the post being made by a woman it was a man driving - "a woman would not behave like this, believe me" he told a Channel 7 reporter. 

 

Sanook showed him apologizing and doing a wai. 

 

They further reported the head of the red song thaews in the city as saying that the driver had been warned about his future conduct. He had never been in trouble before. 

 

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21 minutes ago, webfact said:

They further reported the head of the red song thaews in the city as saying that the driver had been warned about his future conduct.

Wonder if he could keep his sword, or he has to buy another one.

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1 hour ago, RotBenz8888 said:

Wonder if he could keep his sword, or he has to buy another one.

Live buy the sword, die buy the sword, to misspell an old phrase.

 

 

1 hour ago, webfact said:

A red song thaew driver in Chiang Mai has been charged by the police. 

I'd guess that to be more accurate, once the story hit the press, the police had to 'act' to save face, and pretend they were doing their job anyway.

 

Note I use 'act' the sense of 'playing out a scene', rather than proactively doing a genuine job.

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I'm sure all riders/drivers are "tooled up these days" is it actually safe to be out in public anymore?

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37 minutes ago, hotchilli said:

I'm sure all riders/drivers are "tooled up these days" is it actually safe to be out in public anymore?

Would be nice if they checked all taxi , tuk tuk and songteaw drivers for hidden weapons.

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Come on 69...even some of the hardest from The Den gave up way befor that age

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2 hours ago, baansgr said:

Come on 69...even some of the hardest from The Den gave up way befor that age

Yeah, you'd think he'd have a bit more sense at that age. 

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