Intoxicated tourist’s festive frolic on Pattaya Walking Street

Photo courtesy of Pattaya Mail

On Pattaya Walking Street, a tourist found himself in the spotlight after refusing to foot the bill for his drinks, stirring a peaceful intervention by the local law enforcement on December 24.

The tourist, whose identity remains undisclosed, showcased signs of inebriation, becoming uncooperative in settling his tab amounting to 198 baht. Responding swiftly to the distress call from the business owner, officials swooped in, orchestrating a diplomatic resolution that saw the tourist eventually coughing up the cash. Fortunately, no charges were pressed, and the incident left no casualties in its wake.

The Law and Order Division of the Pattaya City Administration, custodians of law enforcement, assured the public that such occurrences are rare. They emphasised that the majority of tourists are law-abiding and courteous. Pledging to uphold tranquillity as the holiday season unfolds, the division vowed to collaborate with other authorities to ensure Pattaya remains a haven of peace, safety, and orderliness. With the city gearing up for festive celebrations, the authorities stand vigilant to guarantee a harmonious environment for both locals and visitors alike, reported Pattaya Mail.

In related news, police used a stun gun to subdue a drunk Thai man after he stabbed a 7-Eleven convenience store worker with a pair of scissors in the central province of Lop Buri because the victim refused to sell him alcohol.

In other news, an innovative approach to combat drunk driving has been launched by the Patong Police Station in Phuket. Tourists who are unable to drive back to their accommodation due to intoxication can now reach out to local police officers for assistance. This new measure, aimed at enhancing safety, was announced through a series of posts on the police station’s official Facebook page. The police have pledged to facilitate a taxi service or even offer a ride in a police vehicle to help prevent intoxicated tourists from taking to the wheel.

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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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