Drunk-driving arrests mount, ankle bracelets keep some at home

PUBLISHED ON MON, APR 16, 2018 2:16 PM

Drunk-driving arrests mount, ankle bracelets keep some at home

By The Nation

 

21050f31b24838028c7fbc2051783394.jpeg

 

With Chiang Rai, Maha Sarakham and Surin topping the list of provinces for drunk drivers caught in the first five days of Songkran (April 11-15), thousands of offenders were immediately slapped with probation and dozens had monitoring devices attached to their ankles to keep them off the roads.

 

Probation Department director-general Prasarn Mahaleetrakul said on Monday that the five days saw 3,460 motorists arrested and placed on probation across the country.

 

Four of those cases involved reckless driving, the rest drunk driving. 

 

c7f857277d3fb0b5889c99b982ffa1b7.png

 

In all, there were 6,707 arrests, of which 97.5 per cent were for drunk driving. The remainder were for reckless driving (21 cases), street racing (two) and driving under the influence of narcotics (143), Prasarn said.

 

Chiang Rai clocked up the most drunk-driving cases with 455, followed by Maha Sarakham at 394 and Surin at 313.

 

Since April 13, the department had attached electronic monitoring (EM) devices to the ankles of 37 drunk drivers placed on probation, in accordance with court-mandated conditions.

 

1765238b36e8d09b758e68dc964412ef.jpeg

 

The devices prevent them from leaving their homes between 10pm and 4am for 15 days. 

 

Given one year’s probation, they must report four times to probation officials and do 24 hours of community service.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30343251

 
thenation_logo.jpg
-- © Copyright The Nation 2018-04-16
latest news from Thailand

Government confirms no election campaigning allowed yet FILE photo BANGKOK, 19th September 2018 (NNT) -- The government has confirmed that no election campaigning is allowed yet, despite the relaxation of the ban on political activities. Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Tuesday that...

READ MORE...

“It is my business” is PM Prayut’s answer on his political future   Gen Prayut and the military junta stand to benefit more from an early election. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha appeared to be annoyed today when once again pressed for answer when he will make known his political future. “What...

READ MORE...

Who will vote for hypocrisy?By The Nation  Prayut Chan-o-cha says he is building democracy, but what a frightening ‘democracy’ that must be If political reform truly matters to the junta generals led by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, they must end their hypocrisy and allow genuine public...

READ MORE...

Electric vehicles on the fast track in ThailandBy JINTANA PANYAARVUDH THE NATION Amonrat Kaewpradap, second from right and Jumpote Himacharoen, second from left. speak at a panel discussion on “The future of Electric Vehicle in Thailand” yesterday. EXPERTS see bright prospects for electric...

READ MORE...
sponsors