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Father, son face charges for road rage attack

Father, son face charges for road rage attack

PHUKET: A father and son are under investigation by Phuket City Police for attempted murder after a road rage incident escalated on Sakdidet Rd on Sunday (Apr 23).

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Wednesday 26 April 2023, 09:50AM

The attack happened in front of an Isan restaurant, at 5:30pm.

Police explained that Suriya Kaewsopha, 30, was driving his white pickup truck, registered in Khon Kaen, with his wife Wanwisa Phonrob and 2-year-old son in the front passenger seat when the attack happened.

Mr Suriya was rushing his son to hospital as he had a high fever. When he stopped at a red light, a man later identified as Moi Pinta approached his pickup and tapped on the driver’s side window.

Mr Moi accused Mr Suriya of cutting him off in traffic. Mr Suriya, more concerned with his son’s condition, ignored him and drove off. Mr Moi and his son Narong Pinta, 30, followed him as they weaved through traffic.

At the next traffic lights, Mr Moi took an iron bar, estimated to be about 70cm long, and smashed the windscreen and the driver’s side window.

Mr Moi then pulled Mr Suriya out of the pickup. Mr Suriya pulled out his mobile phone to record the incident, but Mr Moi grabbed the phone and threw it away.

The son, Narong, then arrived and started hitting Mr Suriya, who started to flee down the road, with Narong chasing after him and repeatedly hitting him with the iron bar. Mr Suriya protected himself with one arm.

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Onlookers tried to intervene to stop the attack. One of the onlookers had his car struck by Mr Narong for his efforts.

Staff at the Isan restaurant called Mr Suriya for him, his wife and child to take refuge and hide in the restaurant. Mr Suriya said that witnesses had reported that Mr Narong was seen at one time walking around carrying two knives.

When police arrived, Mr Narong and his father fled.

After the attack, Mr Suriya took his son to hospital as a priority, then later returned to explain the incident to police.

Doctors at Dibuk Hospital confirmed that Mr Suriya’s arm had suffered bruising in the attack, but was not broken.

Mr Narong and his father Mr Moi later both presented themselves to police and confessed to the attack.

Mr Suriya said he was asking police to prosecute to “the full extent of the law”. He told reporters that he would not negotiate or compromise with the men.

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christysweet | 27 April 2023 - 12:44:52

Stopp'en   for chick'n  !  Yep  see it every day, car parked blocking half a lane traffic. Truly Amazing how completely oblivious  to others so many are here. Charmingly polite- excrutiatingly inconsiderate. 

kiwiian | 27 April 2023 - 10:29:14

The guy just happened to have a 70cm iron bar in his car..... Always be careful in Thailand as very many Thais have a very short fuse when behind a wheel. 

Kurt | 27 April 2023 - 09:32:58

If Mr Suriya apologized to Mr Moi when he tapped on his side window because of his 'cutting off', whole affair should not have taken this time/turmoil. And sick son should have been faster in hospital. Why Thai always so heated up/become violent? A explosive expression out of frustration about many things what bother them? Bad relationship, low paid, sky high debts?

JohnC | 27 April 2023 - 08:31:54

Becoming as bad as many western countries. What does cut up a Thai mean Farcinated? In English we call it 'cutting OFF'.

Prab | 26 April 2023 - 18:01:39

animals in the jungle as we use to right now.. 

PlasticJim | 26 April 2023 - 12:19:14

Yep but they no have problem cutting front of you and when they are front straight away jump on brake pedal cause they see roadside bbq chicken stall

christysweet | 26 April 2023 - 11:43:45

One is reminded of Snake Plisken's declaration of Thailand as a US Territory in John Carpenter's  inexplicably  entertaining "Escape From..." movies. 

Fascinated | 26 April 2023 - 10:31:13

Caution- egos at work.  Never cut up a Thai- its as if you have called 6 generations of their manhood into question.


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