Indian, British and Thais Arrested for Drunk Driving in Patong

Patong –

An Indian, a British man, and two Thai riders were arrested in Patong for drunk driving.

The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that earlier this week they had set up a police checkpoint on the Taweewong Road after midnight until 2:30 A.M.. Four suspicious motorbike riders were stopped at the police checkpoint. They were all given alcohol breath tests which were all over the legal blood alcohol limit of .50.

The information released on the suspects was as follows:

Mr. Jame, 34, British national test showed .58 milligrams percent of alcohol.

Mr. Chaithanya, 41, Indian national test showed .71milligrams percent of alcohol.

Mr. Sirat, 44, Thai national test showed .57 milligrams percent of alcohol.

Mr. Jirapan, 28, Thai national test showed .241 milligrams percent of alcohol.

They were all taken to the Patong Police Station to face charges of drunk driving.

In Thailand, driving under the influence of alcohol is taken seriously, with strict penalties in place to deter such behavior. If caught driving while intoxicated, individuals can face the following consequences:

  1. Jail Time: Offenders may be imprisoned for up to one year.
  2. Fines: The fine for drunk driving ranges from 5,000 to 20,000 Thai Baht.
  3. License Suspension or Revocation: Convicted drivers may have their licenses suspended or revoked for a period of up to six 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.