A video from the dash cam of a car showed a member of the public warn a driver not to litter after he threw some trash onto the road from a car.
But the driver of the Toyota Altis gets out and in fury kicks the trash in the direction of the Good Samaritan before driving off.
Online lawyer Rannarong Kaewpetch – the go to legal expert – said that littering itself is punishable by a fine of up to 2,000 baht.
The actions of the driver would not constitute assault but according to Article 397 could be construed as causing annoyance and warrant a fine of 5,000 baht.
But the case could be dealt with as being in public and therefore subject to a further penalty that would allow for a month in jail or a fine of 10,000 baht or both.
The clip was posted on Facebook on the page of “Jazzy Berry” who was appalled by the behaviour of the driver saying:
“You obviously want to be famous – let’s make that happen.”
Adverse comment was rife on Thai social media.
Though the license plate was vaselined out it was clearly visible and may well attract the interest of police.
Watch this space!