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Bangkok Cabbie Fined and License Suspended for Threatening then Dumping Korean Passengers

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BANGKOK – A taxi driver in Bangkok has been fined 2,000 baht and had his license suspended for one month for dumping two Korean passengers.

Police officers took action against Surachart Artwongsa, 43, after he had a dispute with the Korean passengers, one of whom was a famous TV personality who posted a video clip about the incident on Instagram.

Korean TV presenter Woo Ri Kim accused the taxi driver of taking him and a colleague round in circles for more than 20 minutes. When he complained, the driver threatened him with a stick.

Surachart told the police that, due to the language barrier, he thought they wanted to go to Sampeng market, but they wanted to go to Sathorn Road.

The taxi driver said that he did not want to take the Koreans to Sathorn Road and that, without asking for a fare, he told them to get off his cab.

By Supawadee Wangsri

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