Monk found in a car in layman’s attire with wine and condoms
The assistant abbot of a temple in Chon Buri’s Si Racha district was arrested by police early Monday morning in a car with two drunk assistants, a bottle of wine and several condoms.
The monk, Phra Palad Chakkrit, of Wat Viboonsanhatham in Si Racha district, wore black pants and black shirts with a black headgear at the time when police manning a check point in Tambon Nong Khang Kork stopped the Toyota Camry for a search.
His saffron robe was found in his black cotton bag on the back seat of the car. A bottle of expensive wine with some wine left was placed on the gearbox and over a dozen condoms were found on the back seat.
Police used breathalyzer to test whether the monk and his two assistants were drunk or not. All were tested with above-limits alcohol content with the monk tested for 122 milligramme of alcohol level.
Police later contacted the abbot of the temple, Phra Vinaithorn, for advice of how to deal with Phra Palad Chakkrit and was told there was no need to defrock him as he had left the mokhood long time ago.