Thai Police Continue Crackdown on Foreign Motorbike Racers in Patong

Patong –

News Brief:

Police have continued to crackdown on foreign motorbike racers in Patong.

The Patong Police reported Mondat night (February 27th) that they set up a checkpoint after complaints on social media that many foreign motorbike racers are still being a traffic nuisance.

Many foreign motorbike racers were arrested and many motorbikes seized.

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

Forty-four foreign drivers have been arrested in Patong for not having driving licenses.

The Head of the Consulate of the French Office in Phuket met with the Patong Police after 20 French motorbike racers were arrested.

A group of foreign motorbike racers were reportedly warned of being a public nuisance before a fight with locals broke out on Bangla Road in Patong.

Two foreigners and three Thais were arrested after fighting over motorbike racing in Patong.

A French motorbike rider has been charged with hit and run after a Thai pedestrian sustained serious injuries in Patong.

More than 500 motorbike accidents in Phuket have involved foreign tourists in just two months, said relevant officials.


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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.