Twenty French Motorbike Racers Arrested in Patong – VIDEO

Patong –

Twenty French motorbike racers have been arrested after causing a public nuisance.

Video clips of dozens of foreigners on motorbikes racing in Patong last night have gone viral on local social media groups, causing outrage and many complaints from local residents who claimed they were shocked and horrified at the behavior.

The “concerned citizens” said the racing was disruptive to residents trying to relax and potentially dangerous. Most racers were not wearing protective motorbike helmets as required by Thai law, added the complainants.

Patong Police Chief Colonel Sujin Nilbodee ordered the Patong Traffic Police to crackdown on the foreign motorbike racers.

Patong Police reported that 20 of the French motorbike racers were arrested. They were taken to the Patong Police Station for further legal action. They had reportedly nearly all been renting motorbikes and were on vacation. Their names were not released to the press and they did not release any public statements about their behavior.

Colonel Sujin told the Phuket Express that motorbike rental operators should inform tourists not to be a public nuisance by racing on roads. Patong Traffic Police will increase patrols to crack down on motorbike racers in the area.


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Goongnang Suksawat
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 four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some 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.