The Russian man and the tuk-tuk driver both failed to turn up on Saturday for a scheduled mediation session, said an officer at Kathu Police Station, which oversees Patong. ''It seems they are both happy to forget the dispute,'' he said.
PHUKET: Two fist-fights - one involving a tourist and a tuk-tuk driver - are being investigated today by police in Patong.
The first violent encounter came when a man alleged to be a money lender was hit by a customer when he tried to recover his loan.
Around 1am, according to onlookers, a Russian tourist who was drunk became involved in a dispute with a tuk-tuk driver outside the Jungceylon shopping centre.
One witness said the expat threw the first punch. The Russian, named as Vadin Pomogaev, 26, was allegedly struck on the head with a bottle.
Both men were treated at Patong Hospital early today for their injuries.
Patong police complained recently that they were being called to an increasing number of incidents involving tourists who had had too much to drink.