Allegedly intoxicated Korean driver crashes into Pattaya traffic light during curfew

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Pattaya, Banglamung, Chonburi –

An allegedly intoxicated Korean driver has sustained minor injuries after crashing into a traffic light in Pattaya last night during a Covid-19 curfew (October 15th).

The Pattaya City Police was notified of the accident at 10:50 P.M. on Sukhumvit Road in Central Pattaya in Nongprue. This is, TPN media notes, during a mandatory Covid-19 curfew period from 10:00 P.M. to 4:00 A.M. The curfew, however, has changed to 11:00 P.M. to 3:00 A.M. as of today, October 16th, 2021. It is unknown if the driver had a permit to be out during this time period.

Pattaya City Police arrived at the scene to find a damaged black sedan and a damaged road sign.

The Korean driver, Mr. Si Heaw Ou, whose age was not given, had sustained minor injuries.

Witnesses claimed Mr. Ou was driving at high speed before crashing into a traffic light and the central reservation.

Mr. Ou, who was described as cooperative by Pattaya Police, was taken to the Pattaya City Police Station for further potential legal action. Pattaya City Police did not conduct a breathalyzer test at the scene of the accident but stated they planned to at the police station located on Soi 9.

Mr. Ou reportedly was facing multiple charges, including property damage and driving while intoxicated, according to Pattaya City Police.

PHOTO: Pattaya Message


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Goong is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Pattaya, Chonburi, and Phuket, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.