Three Foreigners Arrested for Drunk Driving in Patong

Patong –

On Wednesday (March 20th) a French, a Moroccan, and a British men were arrested in Patong for drunk driving. This makes six total foreigners arrested for drunk driving in only a few days.

The Patong Traffic Police told the Phuket Express that they set up a checkpoint in Patong. The three foreign drivers arrested at the checkpoint were identified only as Mr. Vadbled, 20, French national, Mr. Mohammed, 30, Moroccan national, and Mr. Finlay, 21, British national. They were taken to Patong Police Station to face charges of driving while drunk.

The strict crackdown started after a viral alleged kicking incident involving a Swiss expat in Pa Klok and has continued after two New Zealander men were involved in a viral alleged assault on a Thai police officer in Chalong.

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

At least 98 visas have been revoked and 614 foreigners arrested in Phuket in the last five months.

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.