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Nine arrested in Phuket drunk-driving campaign

Kritsada Mueanhawong

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Nine people have been arrested during random checks last night (June 21)around Phuket Town.

A team from the Phuket City Police set up a checkpoint from 8.30pm to 11.30pm on Pa Lean Road in Phuket Town to enforce traffic rules and conduct random alcohol breath tests.

88 drivers had alcohol breath tests. Nine of them were found over the alcohol limit. Probably the most disturbing statistic to emerge from the random checks is that one in ten of the drivers checked were over the legal alcohol limit – an astonishingly high number if extrapolated across the island.

• Motorbike driver 36 year old Utain Maneesuwan with 74 mg% of alcohol

• Motorbike driver 45 year old Tongchai Srihemtong with 121 mg% of alcohol

• Motorbike driver 39 year old Prayoon Summart with 194 mg% of alcohol

• Car driver 41 year old Tawee Detkaew with 107 mg% of alcohol

• Car driver 49 year old Wandee Sarat with 70 mg% of alcohol

• Car driver 30 year old Sorasit Sangmanee with 100 mg% of alcohol

• Car driver 45 year old Weera Saelim with 55 mg% of alcohol

• Car driver 44 year old Krisanai Konglueang with 155 mg% of alcohol

• Car driver 47 year old Sutee Chaipot with 62 mg% of alcohol

They have been taken to the Phuket City Police Station to face legal action.

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