Drunk driver in 2 hit-and-runs drags motorbike taxi 300 metres

PHOTO: Drunk driver dragged a motorbike 300 metres in Samut Prakan. (via YouTube / 77Kaoded)

A drunk driver smashed into a motorbike taxi whose driver managed to jump to safety before the inebriated man pushed the bike 300 metres down the road. Photos were captured of the remarkable accident that miraculously ended with no fatalities or serious injuries, but looked like a scene from a slapstick comedy.

Eyewitnesses to the event in Samut Prakan reported a beat-up white Mazda pick-up truck with black smoke billowing out of the tailpipe swerving down the road after hitting a Mitsubishi pick-up truck. According to the Mitsubishi driver, he had seen the Mazda truck in his rearview mirror, weaving erratically through traffic as it approached, right up until it smashed into the back of his truck.

The drunk driver then backed out of the accident and took off without stopping. So, as the truck lumbered down Bang Na – Trat Road, the angry driver he had hit already was chasing behind the Mazda.

It was then that a motorbike taxi driver who was making a delivery narrowly avoided injury, as the drunk driver plowed into his Honda Wave. The motorbike driver managed to jump off the bike during the collision and get away to safety. The bike driver said he could hear the fracas coming and dove off on his motorcycle just in time.

Friends of the motorbike taxi driver chased after the runaway truck as the bike stuck to the front of the Mazda as it barrelled another 300 metres before finally coming to a stop.

The Bang Bo Police caught up with the Mazda truck finally and pulled a 53 year old man out of the driver’s seat. He smelled strongly of alcohol and police handcuffed the man but then put him back into his car when they feared that the angry mob that had formed in the wake of his path of destruction might attack the inebriated man.

A drink driving test revealed that he had 283 milligrammes of alcohol in his blood. The legal limit is 50 milligrammes, so the drunk man was almost six times the legal limit. He will be charged with multiple offenses, and his relatives were contacted as he was taken into custody to sober up.


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Neill Fronde

Neill is a journalist from the United States with 10+ years broadcasting experience and national news and magazine publications. He graduated with a degree in journalism and communications from the University of California and has been living in Thailand since 2014.