Crossed lines: Drunk fined R32k
A drunk driver in Bangkok found himself so lost so decided to drive home along a railway track. Now a court has put him back on the straight and narrow...
THIS WAY HOME? A drunk driver was fined about R32 000 for drunk driving on a railway line in Bangkok. Image: facebook.com/ThaiPBSFan
BANGKOK, Thailand - An drunk man drove his car for two kilometres along a railway track in Bangkok on Monday (Oct 14), a stunt that had earned him a fine equivalent of R32 000, officials said.
State Railways of Thailand governor Prapas Chongsanguan said the driver and his five companions would be fined 96 000 baht (R32 000) for causing a two-hour delay to a passenger train, Thai Rath newspaper reported.
Police said the 24-year-old driver claimed he was lost and decided to drive along the train track in search of an exit. A blood test show he was intoxicated during the pre-dawn incident.
An emergency crew failed to remove the car from the tracks, forcing them to reverse it for two kilometres to clear the line.