Almost 200,000 drivers arrested for drink driving in five days of Songkran holidays

The National Council for Peace and Order revealed on Monday that officials have seized 10,099 cars and motorcycles, and arrested 113,450 drivers of motorcycles, and 69,898 drivers of public transport vehicles and private cars for drink driving during April 11-15.

NCPO deputy spokesperson Colonel Sirichan Ngathong said of the 10,099 vehicles seized, 7,372 are motorcycles, and 2,727 are cars.

She said only on April 15, a total of 52,698 traffic offences were committed by motorcycle drivers, and 2,069 motorcycles were seized.

Officials have also seized driving licences of 2,999 motorcycle drivers on April 15 alone, she said.

She said 41,443 motorcycle drivers were arrested and charged in the court.

For public transport vehicles and private cars, a total of 38,956 traffic offences were committed by drivers.

Officials have seized driving licences of 38,956 drivers, seized 814 cars, and charged 24,936 drivers in the court.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (ThaiPBS)