Finnish Man Arrested in Patong for Drunk Driving

Patong –

A Finnish motorbike rider was 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 Sawat Dirak Road. At 3:30 A.M. a suspicious male foreign motorbike rider was stopped at the police checkpoint.

He was given an alcohol breath test. The test showed .114 milligrams percent of alcohol which was over the legal alcohol limit of .50.

The rider was only later identified by police as Mr. Janne, 22, Finnish national. He was taken to the Patong Police Station to face charges of drunk driving. He did not immediately release a statement to the media.

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.