Two foreign motorbike racers allegedly arrested for causing noise disturbances around South Pattaya at night

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Two foreign motorbike racers were allegedly arrested for breaking traffic laws and causing disturbances around the Pattaya areas at night. However, local residents claimed a lot of other racers escaped.

At around 2 a.m. on Thursday, July 14th, Pol. Capt. Sontaya Khansub of the Pattaya Police Station received multiple complaints from local residents about what they described as Arabian and Middle Eastern motorbike racers who allegedly raced motorbikes in Soi Yensabai and Soi Sunee all night and disturbed their sleep.

PHOTO: Ruksiamnews
PHOTO: Ruksiamnews

Officer Sontaya and other traffic police then rushed to Soi Yensabai and Soi Sunee located in South Pattaya to cease the racing, but the racers reportedly dispersed immediately after seeing the officers. According to the residents, some racers pretended to be customers of an Arabian restaurant and ordered soft drinks to evade the police’s eyes, but two of them were ultimately arrested.

PHOTO: Ruksiamnews
PHOTO: Ruksiamnews

Initially, officer Sontaya reportedly confiscated their bikes and fined the racers for breaking traffic laws and causing disturbances. He would also carry out an investigation to find the owner who lent these bikes to foreigners.

The names of the foreigners arrested were not released, but they were both from middle eastern countries and had no license, registration, insurance, helmet, vehicle tax, or other required documents to legally drive in Thailand, according to police.

Residents of this area have been urging police for weeks to crack down on foreign motorbike racers in South Pattaya.

This comes after frequent recent complaints of the unsafe and disturbing driving behavior in the area.

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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.