Three Foreigners Arrested for Drunk Driving in Patong

Patong –

An Indian, a British and a French driver were arrested in Patong for drunk driving on Tuesday (March 19th).

The Patong Traffic Police told the Phuket Express that early in the morning, 1:30 A.M., they set up a checkpoint in Patong.

The three foreign drivers arrested at the checkpoint were identified only as Mr. Manoj, an Indian national, 35, Mr. Myles, a British national, 26, and Mr. Alexandre, a French national, 33. They were taken to Patong Police Station to face charges of driving while drunk.

The crackdown on foreigners behaving badly came again after Chalong police officers captured two New Zealand nationals who allegedly refused to pull over for a traffic offense, evaded police arrest, and were later accused of assaulting an officer who pursued them in Chalong.

General Surachet Hakparn, the Thai Deputy National Police Chief has ordered to revoke the visas of two New Zealander men involved in a viral alleged assault on a Thai police officer and blacklist them from Thailand. The two men were also allegedly trying to bribe police when they were arrested.

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.