Police are weighing a charge of attempted murder against a Bangkok radio DJ named DJ Keng who was filmed deliberately ramming another vehicle in a road rage incident on Friday. When DJ Keng reversed his truck twice onto to the front of the small car behind him, he triggered online outrage after he lied and said he was the victim of the attack.
It was actually DJ Keng who threatened the owner of the car with a tyre wrench after twice ramming his car. He was fired by his radio station shortly after the clips went viral on Friday. Police have already suspended DJ Keng’s driving licence for 60 days, and charged him with reckless driving.
“The incident happened because one tried to get ahead of the other,” the poster wrote. “Each said the other gave him the middle finger. And this is the result.” The clips show a black pickup truck reversing aggressively to hit a red Toyota Yaris three times until its bed was on top of the smaller car’s bonnet before the pickup truck driver stepped out and called the police. The front of the Yaris is shown very heavily damaged.
When the videographer walked up and asked the pickup driver why he had done what he did, the man said the Yaris came into his lane and tried to cut ahead of him. He refused to allow it and claimed the Yaris driver rammed his car into his truck. The pickup truck driver also claimed the Yaris driver got out of the car to try to punch him but luckily a motorcycle driver intervened. “Please be fair to me. It’s horrible to have such a person in our society,” he pleaded.
The Yaris driver told the videographer that the pickup truck had hit him while he was trying to make a turn. After he succeeded in making the turn, he had got out of his car and gave him the middle finger. A motorcycle driver who stood nearby confirmed the Yaris driver’s account, saying the pickup truck driver backed into the Yaris three times.
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