Hong Kong Tourist in Pattaya Crashes Car Into Power Pole After Smoking Cannabis, Found Sleeping Peacefully in Car with Pets

Pattaya —

A tourist from Hong Kong crashed his car into a power pole in Pattaya on the night of May 23rd reportedly after smoking cannabis. He was later found uninjured and sleeping nonchalantly in his car with his cat and dog.

The incident occurred on Soi Wat Bun Samphan 9, Nongprue sub-district, Banglamung district, Chonburi province. The Sawang Boriboon Thammsathan rescue unit received a report of the accident at 10:46 PM and rushed to the scene.

Emergency responders arrived at the scene to find a black Suzuki Ciaz sedan crashed into a high-voltage power pole. The vehicle had sustained significant damage.

Inside the car, a 27-year-old Hong Kong man, publicly identified by Nongprue police as Mr. Jason Oscar Egbe, was found sleeping soundly, seemingly oblivious to the accident. Despite attempts by authorities and bystanders to wake him, the man remained unresponsive. It took over 20 minutes for police and rescue workers to physically remove him from the damaged vehicle.

Nongprue police noted that Mr. Jason smiled at the officers upon waking up, appeared completely unfazed by the situation, and even played with his pet cat and dog in the vehicle.

Subsequently, authorities learned from the man’s friend, 23-year-old Mr. Patiphan Pongreuang, that the Hong Kong man had been smoking cannabis with friends before the accident. He then attempted to drive himself home while heavily intoxicated.

Mr. Jason briefly ended up stopping on the roadside and obstructed traffic. Therefore, Mr. Patiphan approached him and asked him to move the car. However, the Hong Kong man continued driving, refusing to let Mr. Patiphan accompany him. This ultimately led to the accident.

Fortunately, nobody was injured in the accident, including Mr. Jason and his pets. Nongprue police arrested him for a blood alcohol test and are working to remove the wrecked car from the scene as it currently obstructs traffic flow.


Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter and get all our news delivered to you in one spam-free daily e-mail Click here! OR, enter your e-mail below!

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.