Intoxicated man found left on roadside in Pattaya after “friend” reportedly abandoned him

Pattaya –

An intoxicated man was found on a roadside with a damaged motorbike after his friend allegedly left him in Pattaya.

The Pattaya City Police were notified of an intoxicated man on Pattaya Third Road opposite Soi Korpai in Nongprue early yesterday morning (December 14th).

They and the Pattaya News arrived at the scene to find a man identified only as Mr. Direk, 53, who was heavily intoxicated and highly emotional. Nearby, police found a damaged motorbike.

Local residents nearby said there was another man driving this motorbike while Mr. Direk was the passenger. However, the man left Mr. Direk with the motorbike and fled the area for unknown reasons. Police suspect the driver had an accident and fled due to also being under the influence, but left his heavily intoxicated friend stranded.

Mr. Direk and his motorbike were taken to the Pattaya City Police Station for further questioning and to allow Direk to sober up, as he was nearly unintelligible and talking in circles according to Pattaya City Police.


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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.