Company executive arrested for DUI and police assault in Bangkok

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A high-level global company executive faces legal consequences after being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and assaulting a police officer during a checkpoint operation in Bangkok.

The incident occurred early on Tuesday when the executive, driving a black Mercedes-Benz, was stopped at a breathalyser checkpoint along the motorway in Suan Luang district.

Upon inspection, police found the executive’s blood alcohol content to be 104 milligrammes, surpassing the legal limit. When the officers attempted to take the executive into custody and inform her of her rights and charges, she resisted arrest.

During the altercation, the woman in question hurled insults at the officers, filmed the incident, and kicked a deputy inspector in the face. Despite another attempted kick, the police managed to subdue her and took her to the station. The officer suffered minor injuries from the woman’s sandals.

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This is not the first time the executive has been in trouble with the law for drink driving. She had a similar charge in 2022. After being detained, the woman admitted to driving while intoxicated but did not acknowledge obstructing the officers, reported Sanook.

Suan Luang Police Station is gathering evidence to substantiate the additional charges she denies.

In related news, Pattaya City police were alerted to a significant road accident involving an alleged drunk British man and a local motorbike taxi driver in front of Wat Chai, Banglamung, in Chon Buri at 3.16am on April 4.

The collision caused several injuries and triggered a quick response from Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan Foundation officers and other relevant agencies. Upon arrival at the scene, officers discovered a red-white motorbike in a damaged state, close to a black motorbike with substantial frontal damage.

In other news, a drunk driver in Patong, Phuket, collided with a police officer on patrol. The incident occurred near Patong Hospital at the intersection of Phra Mettha Road and Sai Nam Yen Road. Patong Police Station officers were informed of the incident around 4.30am on April 23.

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Puntid Tantivangphaisal

Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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