DUI suspect attacks reporter at crash site

Description

On 3 November 2023, a news crew for PPTV news station was dispatched to film the aftermath of an accident site in Trat province after an alleged drunk driver crashed into the side of the road. While the crew was filming, the driver, who was visibly intoxicated and agitated, shouted verbal abuse at the news crew and started attacking the reporter with his fists. The man continued to pursue the reporter even after the latter tried to back away. The driver also yelled at and tried to attack other bystanders at the scene, until he was apprehended by police officers and taken to a police station for processing; his breathalyzer indicated he was driving under influence of alcohol over the legal limit. He was charged with DUI. After the reporter also filed a separate complaint of assault against the driver, he apologized to the reporter and claimed he was angry at the news crew for filming him without permission Having received an apology, the reporter subsequently withdrew his complaint against the driver.

Information
Number of attacked persons or entities related to media
1
Do they work as freelance or media?
Yes
Position in media
Status of journalists
Gender
Male
Age
Country
Trat
Full name or name of group
Unidentified
Gender
Attack mention about gender background/sexual wording?
No
Date of incident
Type of incident
Physical assaults (include death, injury, abduction)