Thai police act in illegal street racing and are promising rewards of 3,000 baht for information
Police stopped two illegal car races and one motorcycle races over the weekend, reaching a top speed of 150 miles per hour.
In summary proceedings, the court sentenced the drivers to prison terms and fines and seized the vehicles as well as 300,000 baht in cash. Among other things, 13 people were accused of illegal racing, negligent driving, disregarding the Covid rules and emergency decree, as well as gambling.
In the first case, two motorcycle manufacturers from Chantaburi and Saraburi, nicknames “Tay Ban Suan” and “Nott Norn Noi”, had to answer to the courts. After the race on Pahonyothin Road in Saraburi, she and seven other people had to stand in front of the gate at the PTT petrol station Dusita.
The second case involved a car race between “Duk Som” and “Na Nuk Chawalit Suwan” on Autobahn 7. A video of the race, which can be seen on YouTube, shows a car reaching a speed of 150 mph while the driver laughs.
The court sentenced both drivers to two months in prison with a six-month conditional suspension. The drivers were each fined 2,000 baht. Their cars were confiscated by the court.
The third case was relatively unremarkable: the arrest of two teenagers, 16 and 17 years old, belonging to a group called “Wai Run 1000 Meters”, who had conducted a motorcycle race on Thanarat Road in Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima province.
General Damrongsak Kittipraphat, deputy. Chief of Police, has urged the public to point out speeders and call 1599 or 191. Rewards of 3000 baht have been promised for information about these crimes.
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