German Man Allegedly Fined 2,000 Baht Without Receipt After Riding in Phuket Underpass on Motorbike

Phuket –

A German man was allegedly fined 2,000 baht, brought down from 5,000 baht, without a receipt after he rode a motorbike into the Chalong Underpass.

A German man, whose identity was withheld at his request, told the Phuket Express that yesterday (February 20th) at 5:00 P.M. he rode a motorbike into the Chalong Underpass. He was stopped shortly after that by police.

They wanted to fine him 5,000 baht but he said he did not have enough money. He gave 2000 baht to police on the roadside without getting a receipt.

The German man said there were no international signs in multiple languages such as German to warn that motorbikes were not allowed to enter.

He claimed he did not know that he broke the traffic rules and was concerned that officers may have broken policy by not writing a proper ticket.

Phuket Police reportedly stated they would look into the issue after the complaint went viral on Thai social media.

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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.