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Pattaya motorbike taxi breaks through curfew checkpoint – VIDEO

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A motorbike taxi in Pattaya broke through a police curfew checkpoint at around 10:30pm Friday. Though the curfew has now been adjusted to 11pm, at the time both the driver and his foreign passenger were in violation. The incident led to a police chase that was caught on video:

Officers pursued the pair before arresting them on Sukhumwit Road. They named the driver as 42 year old Worapan Sukboonsang. while the passenger, believed to be a young Japanese man, remains unidentified.

A search turned up no illegal items with them or on the vehicle, but they were tested for drugs and alcohol before facing potential legal action. The results of the tests were not available when this story was prepared.

Pattaya motorbike taxi breaks through curfew checkpoint - VIDEO | News by Thaiger

Violations of the current national curfew can carry fines of up to 100,00 baht and up to two years in jail under the emergency decree laws to control the Covid-19 Coronavirus in Thailand.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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