UPDATE: Three Phuket drivers fined following racing seen in viral video clip

Phuket –

Three pickup truck drivers were fined 2,000 baht each after a video clip of their trucks racing went viral in social media.

Our previous story:

Phuket Traffic Police are hunting for several unidentified pickup truck drivers after a video clip of multiple trucks racing on a road in Phuket has gone viral on social media.

Now for the update:

The Phuket City Police Chief Colonel Sarawut Chooprasit told the Phuket Express that yesterday (November 11th) three pickup truck drivers presented themselves to police at the Phuket City Police Station.

The three unidentified men said they were the drivers in the viral video clip. They drove very fast with loud noises as shown in the video clip, breaking noise ordnances and speed limits, as well as disturbing the peace, according to Sarawut.

The three men are facing charges of causing loud noises without a necessary reason, reckless driving and modifying vehicles illegally. They were fined 2,000 baht each but as they were cooperative with police and surrendered themselves their identities were withheld from the press.

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.