6,992 Drunk Driving Cases in Six Days of Thailand’s ‘New Year’s Seven Days of Danger’

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From December 29th, 2022 to January 3rd there were in total 6,992 cases of drunk driving in Thailand’s ‘New Year’s Seven Days of Danger’ campaign.

Weerakit Hanpariphan, director-general of the Department of Probation said today (January 4th) that in a total of six days there were 6,992 cases of drunk driving in Thailand.

The provinces with the highest number of drunk-driving cases are Roi-Et with 427 cases followed by Nonthaburi with 318 cases and Samut Prakan with 252 cases.

When comparing the number of cases that entered probation in day six of the campaign in 2022 to those from 2021, it was found that the number of offenders who were placed on probation in 2023 are at 2,379 cases while in 2022 there were 317 cases.

Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) today (January 4th) reported a total of 239 road accidents, with 259 injuries and 15 deaths, on the sixth day yesterday (January 3rd) of the ‘New Year’s Seven Days of Danger’ road accidents campaign.

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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 three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also 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.