Saudi Arabian Man Arrested for Drunk Driving in Patong 

Patong –

A Saudi Arabian motorbike rider was arrested in Patong for drunk driving on Thursday (May 2nd).

The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that they had set up a police checkpoint near the Coconut Intersection (local name) on the Ratch Uthit 200 Pi Road from 1:45 A.M. to 3:45 A.M.. A suspicious male foreign motorbike rider was stopped at the police checkpoint.

He was given an alcohol breath test. The test showed .112 milligrams percent of alcohol which was over the legal alcohol limit of .50.

The rider was identified by police only as Mr. Hamet, 29, Saudi Arabian 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.