Drink-Driving Makes Up 95% of Probation Cases Over New Year Period

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According to the Probation Department, drink-driving accounted for 95% of cases during the 2021 New Year road safety campaign from 29th December – 4th January.

On Thursday, Department chief Vittawan Sunthornkajit said that during the period the department’s branches handled 4,648 cases, 4,435 of which concerned drink-driving. The rest of the cases were drug abuses and reckless driving.

Most drink-driving cases happened in Surin (415 cases), Buri Ram (365) and Chaiyaphum (349), he said.

Mr Sunthornkajit said that 203 people were repeated drink-driving offenders over the past three years and 18 of them committed the offence during the same period last year.

People on probation were ordered to wear electronic monitoring devices, comply with a curfew from 11 pm to 4 am for 30 days and do social services.

The Probation Department planned to propose the suspension of their driving licences in the future.