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Phuket Mob Surrounds British Expat Who Hit Motorcyclist

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Dont know why people keep mentioning the ferrari he didnt get away with it as people keep saying,it was just simply dealt with the thai way which involves paying compensation,im sure this ferang will have the same options available to him.

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One of the more sensilble comments on this forum.

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Thanks, so the poll should be:

Who knows Ian Potter?

I don't.

I do and I hope that if he is convicted it's on more compelling evidence than the police officer could smell alcohol on his breath.

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if i remember well, 16yo can obtain a driving licence fit to drive only motorcycles under 110cc.

that honda is how much? i can spot a front disc brake wider that the standard, plus tires apparently too tight for rims...

drunk driving or not, if i were the brit i'd hire a laywer, and if there are enough circumstances, i'd sue the boy's family

You've got very good eyes... how "wide" are standard discs and tyres on that bike? Do bigger brakes and non-standard tyres increase an engine size?

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Martin Potter was a world champion surfer, and the expat in this story goes by Ian. I met Ian a number of years ago and he has a lighting business here.

Thanks, so the poll should be:

Who knows Ian Potter?

I don't.

I do and I hope that if he is convicted it's on more compelling evidence than the police officer could smell alcohol on his breath.

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i always thought alcohol was a odourless colourless liquid

he could have been drinking nonalcoholic beverages (hahahaha) yep right

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Thanks, so the poll should be:

Who knows Ian Potter?

I don't.

I do and I hope that if he is convicted it's on more compelling evidence than the police officer could smell alcohol on his breath.

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Agree with you, but I think the procedure is that there is a blood test done after suspect alcohol use.

BTW, this quote is not what I said, should be corrected.

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We could smell alcohol so we charged him with drink driving???

Middle they consider doing the tests first?

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Nowhere does it have the kids side of this. The 30m skid mark - was it under brakes or after Potter drove forward after the hit? As per the OP, yes the kid owns a bike with super skinny tyres - a death sentence on a wet road - as push bike riders. But riding rough shod over Thai's is usually not a sensible idea. The number of Temporary Thai's I have caught under my front bumper as they cut in front of me is over two hands fingers and luckily the 4WD has decent brakes (or maybe my reaction time) but they continually ignore vehicles larger vehicles thinking they have 'right-of-way' under this stupid big vehicle rule - big vehicles is always deemed at fault. At any rate, let the truth come out and let Potter give his side of the story alongside the kid and see which is the most plausible.

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This is why you always run away and fix it later. We covered this days ago.

Angry locals all want a piece of the action.

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This is why you always run away and fix it later. We covered this days ago.

Angry locals all want a piece of the action.

According to the OP this happened because he was trying to run away. While in general I'm with you on these kind of things, this time it may be the other way round.

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Perhaps a silly question, but was the 16 year old victim licensed? and if he was not, was he also fined for driving without a license?

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Perhaps a silly question, but was the 16 year old victim licensed? and if he was not, was he also fined for driving without a license?

What's that got to do with the incident - no driving license, no helmet, under the influence. I'm talking about the Thai 'victim' here. If it's proven that the farang was drunk then that will be the crux of an accident investigation/legal proceedings.

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Perhaps a silly question, but was the 16 year old victim licensed? and if he was not, was he also fined for driving without a license?

What's that got to do with the incident - no driving license, no helmet, under the influence. I'm talking about the Thai 'victim' here. If it's proven that the farang was drunk then that will be the crux of an accident investigation/legal proceedings.

NO doubt, however i do not see the relevance who is at fault, when both drivers are breaking the law, so it would be only legal and fair to punish both.

No license, possibly unregistered bike, no helmet-all adds up to a fine for the Thai driver.

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