Policeman Injured after Being Hit by Intoxicated Motorbike Rider in Patong

Patong, Phuket-

In Patong, a police officer was injured following a collision with a motorbike ridden by an intoxicated woman who ignored a red traffic signal on Tuesday, April 23rd.

The incident was reported to the Patong Police at 4:30 A.M. by a local resident concerned about a group of teenagers congregating on Phang Mueang Sai Kor Road, potentially causing a disturbance.

Responding to the call, Patrol Police Sergeant Major Teerayut Samran set out on his police motorbike. Near the Patong Hospital intersection, he was struck by the woman driving her motorbike.

Upon arrival, fellow officers found the woman, identified as 21-year-old Ms. Amornluck Boonsiri from Satun, alongside her damaged motorbike, having suffered minor injuries. Sergeant Major Teerayut, injured near his motorbike, had sustained foot injuries and was promptly transported to a nearby hospital.

Ms. Amornluck admitted to running the red light and colliding with the officer’s motorbike. An alcohol breath test revealed her blood alcohol concentration to be .114 milligrams percent, exceeding the legal limit of .50.

Following the incident, Ms. Amornluck was detained and taken to the Patong Police Station, where she faces charges for drunk driving resulting in injuries and for disregarding a traffic signal.

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.