Drunk cop abandons car blocking traffic in northeast Thailand

Photo via KhaoSod

Yesterday, a drunk police officer parked his car in the middle of the road in Udon Thani province in northeast Thailand when he needed to pee. Upon his return, his wheel had been clamped. He attempted to drive the clamped vehicle before fleeing.

Officers at Mueang Udon Thani Police Station were informed that someone with a police officer’s uniform was attempting to drive their clamped car after blocking traffic at the entrance of Soi Benjang 1, Benjang Road, Udon Thani district, reports CH7.

Police rushed to the scene to find the aforementioned sedan with the front right wheel clamped. The doors were unlocked but the driver was nowhere to be found.

Upon clamping the vehicle, traffic police left a note tucked into the windscreen wipers for the owner. Inside the car, police found a police officer’s uniform and ID. It turns out the owner of the car is a real police officer with the rank of Police Senior Sergeant Major, under Kut Chap Police Station in Udon Thani province, northeast Thailand.

The owner of a nearby beauty salon said that she saw a man wearing a black t-shirt, khaki trousers, and short hair similar to that of a policeman driving in a drunk manner at around 10am.

She said she saw the man park his car in the middle of the road, blocking the traffic, and get out before staggering across the street to urinate. Later on, the traffic police came and clamped the car.

Then, the police officer returned to his car, ignored the note on the windscreen, didn’t realise the wheel was clamped, got in, and managed to drive the vehicle a very short distance. Then, he got out and escaped on foot toward the Thapthep Thida junction.

Police from Mueang Udon Thani Police Station searched for the owner of the car to no avail before coordinating with the traffic police to have the clamp removed. Police moved the car to keep it at the police station.

Reporters rang Kut Chap Police Station who confirmed that the car’s owner is a serving police officer at the station.

Northern Thailand News


Leah is a translator and news writer for the Thaiger. Leah studied East Asian Religions and Thai Studies at the University of Leeds and Chiang Mai University. Leah covers crime, politics, environment, human rights, entertainment, travel and culture in Thailand and southeast Asia.

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