More than 3000 Drivers Arrested in 3 Days for Drunk Driving in Thailand

More than 3000 Drivers Arrested in 3 Days for Drunk Driving in Thailand
Poilce in Chiang Rai check for Impared drivers during Songkran
Poilce in Chiang Rai check for Impared drivers during Songkran

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BANGKOK – National Council for Peace and Order deputy spokeswoman Col Sirichan Ngathong said on Tuesday that a total of 3,085 people were arrested for drink-driving and 75 of their vehicles impounded at road safety checkpoints during the past three days, April 9-11,

Of the 3,085 arrested, 1,994 had been charged with reckless driving and 255 had their driver’s licences seized.

Officials had impounded 63 motorcycles and 12 cars and public transport vehicles.  The owners of these vehicles could reclaim them after the Songkran Festival.

On Monday, 1,345 people were arrested for drink-driving, involving 875 motorcycles and 470 cars and public transporters. Forty-seven vehicles — 38 motorcycles and nine cars — were impounded.

The arrests and seizures were part of the government ‘s campaign against drink-driving ahead of the Songkran Festival.

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