Wealthy Drunk Driver Pays Bt45 Million to Avoid Legal Action

Somchai expressed remorse over deaths and paid Bt45 million to Jatuporn’s daughters. The amount is said to be the largest amount in compensation ever offered to a family of road-accident victims.

Wealthy Drunk Driver Pays Bt45 Million to Avoid Legal Action

BANGKOK – The rich and powerful have always had a better chance at evading punishment than their poorer and less connected counterparts especially in Thailand. Now days the Thai public has pretty much become desensitized by the impunity of the rich and come to expect different standards of justice applied to the rich and the […]

Monks Behaving Badly – Police Hunt for Drunk Driving Monk in Northeastern Thailand

The car was seen swerving across the road just before school classes were about to end. Another man, also apparently drunk, was in the front passenger's seat.

Monks Behaving Badly – Police Hunt for Drunk Driving Monk in Northeastern Thailand

CHAIYAPHUM – Police and Local officials were hunting for a monk who was stopped for driving while intoxicated, and later sped away from a temple to avoid being defrocked. Phra Suksan Kanyen, 35, was stopped for suspected drink-driving in his black Honda Accord car, registered in Bangkok, in tambon Non Thong of Kaset Sombun district […]

Over 900 Vehicles Seized from Drunk Drivers in the First 2 Days of Songkran

Over 900 Vehicles Seized from Drunk Drivers in the First 2 Days of Songkran

BANGKOK  – In an attempt to enforce law on ‘No Drunk Driving campaign during the annual Songkran Festival or Thailand’s  traditional New Year, police nationwide have seized 991 vehicles during the past two days, said Col Sirichan Ngathong, a deputy spokeswoman of National Council for Peace and Order. Authorities seized 712 motorcycles and 279 cars on […]

Thailand’s Land Transport Department Launches Campaign Against Drink Driving

Thailand’s Land Transport Department Launches Campaign Against Drink Driving

BANGKOK – Thailand’s Land Transport Department and road safety partners have launched their campaign against drink driving, which includes alcohol measurements on the drivers who cause accidents and cannot use breathalyzers. Kamol Buranapong, deputy director-general of the department, said the campaign was aimed at reducing the number of road accidents and checks for alcohol in […]