TWO truck drivers were arrested and later released by police on Saturday for threatening to kill traffic police after their vehicle was stopped in Preah Sihanouk province.
Prum Davuth, 28, and Plong Sokhen, 26, were arrested after they were accused of threatening to run over a number of traffic officers with their truck in Sihanoukville town’s commune 3, said Prum Pov, chief of the provincial traffic police.
“We released both of them after they made apologies for their mistake,” he said.
He added that the pair confessed they become upset with traffic police when an officer used an electric baton to strike their truck for driving aggressively and causing a traffic jam.
“We don’t want this issue to widen. Everything is finished after a compromise by both sides,” he told The Post.
Sihanoukville police chief Man Sour said yesterday that traffic police were deployed every Friday and Saturday to help coordinate the flow of traffic, which is swollen by the number of trucks carrying goods up from the Sihanoukville port.
Prum Pov said police will hold a meeting with a number of transport companies on Tuesday, at which they will discuss how best to tackle the traffic problem in the town.