police checkpoints

  • Bangkok

    Bangkok roadside checkpoint inspected by deputy police chief on first night

    Thailand’s Deputy National Police chief has inspected a drink-driving checkpoint on the first night it was reinstated, in the Lad Phrao district of Bangkok. Damrongsak Kittiprapas visited the checkpoint to ensure it was running smoothly and that officers were working in a transparent fashion. Police checkpoints are returning around the country, after national police chief Suwat Jangyodsuk paused them for…

  • Thailand

    New police chief clarifies suspension of police checkpoints

    Just days into his post, the new Chief of the Royal Thai Police, has clarified his decision to suspend roadside checkpoints. Suwat Jangyodsuk says the new rule only applies to drink-driving checkpoints, which he says must first pass transparency checks, and shows that tests of blood alcohol levels return accurate results. Royal Thai Police spokesman Yingyot Thepchamnong says all checkpoints…