Man fined B500 for ghost driving on Thepkrasattri Rd


PHUKET: A man was fined B500 for driving his car in the wrong direction along a busy section of Thepkrasattri Rd in Koh Kaew on Monday June 27.

Police confirmed the fine yesterday after locating the man, whose name has not been released.

The man, ‘Mr A’, 35, was approached by Phuket City police at his home (undisclosed area) yesterday afternoon, a report of his arrest said.

Police were made aware of Mr A’s driving antics on Monday after a clip was posted online showing his yellow Mitsubishi Lancer driving in the wrong direction along the southbound lanes of Thepkrasattri Rd around 3.30pm.

He drove on the wrong side of the road for about 200 meters to the U-turn at Baan Sapam, where he crossed the tracks in order to move to the correct side of the road in the direction he was heading.

“Subsequently, Lt. Col. Pol Thanapisit Muangchan, Deputy Commander (Inspector) of Phuket Town Police Station, along with others, conducted a thorough investigation,” said the police statement released yesterday. evening.

Mr. A was taken to the Phuket Town Police Station and fined 500 baht for his traffic violation.

Mr A assured officers that he would not violate traffic rules again and said he regretted the incident, the police report said.

Phuket City Police Colonel Sarawut Chuprasit said he “didn’t hesitate” after being told about the incident and ordered officers to find the car by its license plate.

“There are a lot of cars on the road, so obeying traffic rules is important because it makes it safer for people and tourists. [sic]said Col Sarawut.

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