Pattaya police arrested a foreign man over the weekend after he allegedly recklessly collided with two other vehicles with his car phone and dragged a motorcycle more than 800 meters across the road.
The traffic accident had occurred near the Rong Po market, involving several vehicles belonging to local residents in the area in addition to the foreigner’s car.
In the middle of the road, police found a black car with a number plate from Prachinburi, with an engine wedged under the car.
The foreign man, about 50 years old, whose nationality was unknown and whose name was withheld by the police pending further investigation, lay injured on the roadside, where he was restrained by the locals.
He was reportedly the driver of the black sedan that caused various damage to villagers’ vehicles.
According to a local witness, there was a loud noise in the vicinity of the collision in which the rubbing of the motorbike on the road caused people to look up, the foreign man tried to flee but several Thai residents managed to block the foreigner’s road and give him his to stop the vehicle.
The foreign motorist then got out of the car and reportedly tried to flee on foot. A large group of Thai villagers started following him and eventually caught him, physically restraining the stranger until Banglamung police arrived. However, there was reportedly so much commotion and physical dispute during this civil arrest that the foreigner was injured in the incident. The foreigner bled heavily from several facial wounds after colliding with the population.
Initially, the injured foreign motorist was taken under police escort to a nearby hospital while Police Lieutenant Colonel Kamolporn Nadee, an inspector from Bang Lamung Police Station, took photos and collected evidence at the scene as part of the investigation.
Nearby CCTV footage would also be inspected to sue the reckless driver for legal action. Lieutenant Colonel Kamolporn stated that “multiple charges” would likely be brought against the foreigner.
The foreign motorist made no statement to the press and it was not known whether he had a lawyer.
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