German Motorbike Rider Arrested for Drunk Driving in Patong

Patong –

A German motorbike rider was arrested for drunk driving on Wednesday (May 8th).

The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that they had set up a police checkpoint near the dolphin intersection (local name) on the Taweewong Road in Patong. 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 .103 milligrams percent of alcohol which was well over the legal alcohol limit of .50. The rider was identified by police only as a 45 year-old German national.

He was taken to Patong Police Station to face charges of drunk driving. He did not immediately release a statement to the media.

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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.