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Police fine woman B500 for ghost driving

PHUKET: Police have confirmed that they have fined a woman B500 for driving against traffic flow on a small road at the busy intersection leading to Phuket Rajabhat University.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Friday 26 August 2022, 11:31AM

The confirmation came through a statement issued last night, in response to a post online showing the car, a Ford Everest, blocking traffic on the small road leading to the university just after 10am yesterday (Aug 25).

The narrow road is two lanes wide and allows traffic in both directions. The Ford Everest was on the wrong side of the road heading toward the busy intersection. Cars turning from Thepkrasattri Rd into the small road found themselves facing the Ford Everest head-on.

The police statement named no less than four senior officers, including Phuket City Police Chief Col Sarawut Chuprasit, involved in police action in tracking down the culprit, a woman named by police only as “Ms B”.

Ms B, a resident of Ratsada, presented herself at Phuket City Police Station just before 4pm, the statement said.

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She was duly fined B500 for the infraction, the statement added.

The woman apologised for the incident and said she would follow the traffic rules strictly from now on, said the statement.

The woman does have a valid driver’s licence. She said that she was unaware that the road was not one-way as she “rarely” used it.

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christysweet | 27 August 2022 - 13:32:15

That  it's news that a person was fined for a traffic violation is the real news ! 

Kurt | 27 August 2022 - 12:52:59

This 500B fine for ghost driving is news worthy. It is a very low fine in relation with the very dangerous driving violence what could costs lives on the road. To much ghost driving on Phuket.

christysweet | 27 August 2022 - 11:42:00

What is the point of  snarky comments predicting somone will comment on  a discussion forum?  I mean what is the IQ of such a person to even be bothered others express opinions that are published as they follow guidelines?  Very low on the scale would be my guess. 

JohnC | 27 August 2022 - 10:19:57

Four senior officers to track down a trivial traffic violation!? Sounds like Phuket RTP have far too much free time on their hands. Go and investigate real crimes, like those commited regularly by the so-called privileged elite of the island who get away with murder. Sadly two sets of laws in this country, one for the haves and all the rest for the have nots.

DeKaaskopp | 27 August 2022 - 10:00:59

@Pooliekev     Bingo ! Exactly as you predicted. Lol !

Kurt | 27 August 2022 - 02:55:51

@Capricornball, I fully agree with you. But hey, here was a woman who bumped into 4 senior officers. May we think that the official fine was B500 , and the brown mediation envelop a bit more? Afterall, it are the boys in brown. Can't trust them about their sayings/doings.

Capricornball | 26 August 2022 - 22:25:22

Something else that touches on the outrageous, is that I read it is now up to a 10,000 baht fine or 3 years in jail for driving through a puddle and splashing people. But driving on the wrong side of the street and jeopardizing people lives and locking down a busy street warrants a 500 baht fine.  There are some seriously broken heads at work in Thai government.

Capricornball | 26 August 2022 - 22:19:01

What I think would be more newsworthy is an article about the PN thinking that it was newsworthy to report that police actually did their jobs for a change. Only in Thailand are people surprised that police did something other than their routine duties of extorting money from people while the society around them runs rampant and lawless.

Pooliekev | 26 August 2022 - 14:33:06

I can think of at least one person who will find something to say about it. 

DeKaaskopp | 26 August 2022 - 13:09:14

A ghost driver got fined 500 baht. Wow ! And this is newsworthy ? Yawn !


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