driving under the influence

  • Thailand

    First 5 days of Songkran see more than 3,700 motorists booked for drink-driving

    Over 3,700 motorists have been charged with drink driving offences during the first 5 days of the Songkran holiday. Witthawan Sunthornkajit from the Department of Probation says that between April 10 and 14, 3,741 motorists received suspended sentences for driving under the influence. 1,648 of those were on April 14, the highest number for the 5-day period. The worst-offending provinces…

  • Bangkok

    Crackdown on drink driving in Bangkok starting April 1

    With bars and nightclubs now back open, Bangkok police plan to crackdown on drink driving. DUI checkpoints will be set up around the city starting on April 1, according to Thai media. Bangkok is still classified as an “orange zone” by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. In orange zones, bars and nightclubs are ordered to close at 11pm while…

  • Chon Buri

    Drug use suspected as Chon Buri driver flips vehicle, damages 3 other cars

    A 35 year old man is in police custody after flipping his car and damaging 3 other vehicles in a major accident in the eastern province of Chon Buri. The Pattaya News reports that the driver, named as Chatchai Thaijiam, was arrested by police and is suspected of driving under the influence of illegal drugs. Emergency workers called to the…

  • Road deaths

    Government launches seasonal road safety campaign ahead of New Year holiday

    It’s that time of year again… The Thai government has launched its road safety and accident reduction centre, part of its annual road safety campaign for the “7 days of danger” over the New Year holiday. The campaign will run from today until January 4, in an attempt to reduce the carnage as holidaymakers take to the roads. The numbers choosing…

  • Chon Buri

    Drunk foreign woman escapes injury after crashing car into wall in Chon Buri | VIDEO

    A foreign drunk driver has had a lucky escape after crashing her car into a wall in the Banglamung district of Chon Buri, in eastern Thailand. The Pattaya News reports that rescue workers arrived at a property in the Soi Chaiyapruek 2 housing estate to find a sedan car smashed into a wall. The 60 year foreign female driver was…