Intoxicated driver arrested after breaking through Pattaya police vehicle checkpoint and crashing into a police motorbike


An intoxicated driver was arrested after he made a failure of an attempt to break through a police vehicle checkpoint in Pattaya.

The Pattaya City Police set up the checkpoint after midnight today (December 11th) on the North Pattaya Road in Naklua. Many drivers were reportedly arrested for drunk driving.

The Pattaya City Police told the Pattaya News that they observed a sedan swaying while driving into the police checkpoint. Police tried to stop the sedan but the sedan driver slammed on the gas trying to escape before crashing into a police motorbike nearby. The traffic police Senior Sergeant Major Rapeepat Prommin who was on the motorbike had managed to leap off it and was not injured.

The intoxicated driver was identified as Mr. Nattanet Puttawong, 38, who after a brief period of conflict got out of his sedan and said sorry to police. Nattanet admitted to having drank alcohol before driving. His alcohol breath test was well over the legal limit. Nattanet was taken to the Pattaya City Police Station for further legal action.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang 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 more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, 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.