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In the ongoing campaign against drink-driving, combined units of military, police and administrative officials have impounded 1,304 vehicles, most of them motorcycles, from drunk drivers during the past seven days between Dec 25-Dec 31.
Col Sirichan Ngathong, deputy spokeswoman of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), on Dec 31, the authorities found 7,954 violations of the drink-driving ban by motorcyclists. The authorities impounded 665 motorcycles and charged 5,194 motorcyclists with violating the traffic law.
Also on Dec 31, the authorities found 2,362 violations of the ban by vehicles for public transport and private cars. Altogether 27 cars were impounded and 2,104 drivers charged with violation of traffic law.
For the past seven days, Dec 25 – 31, the authorities have impounded 1,304 vehicles – 1,212 motorcycles and 92 cars. The owners of these vehicles can reclaim them from Jan 6.