91 arrested in crackdown on street racing
Ninety-one motorcyclists and pillion riders were arrested on Friday night in an ongoing crackdown on street racing in Bangkok.
Pol Maj-General Surachet Hakpal, the deputy commissioner of the Tourist Police Bureau, said five of the arrested were teenage girls. He said 70 of the arrested were under 18 years old.
The arrests were made by police manning road checkpoints under nine police stations: Klong Tan, Thong Lor, Tha Rua, Phra Khanong, Lumpini, Wat Phrayakrai, Bang Na, Thung Mahamek and Bang Phong Phang.
They were arrested after their motorcycles were found to have been illegally modified with apparent intention for racing. Police seized 76 motorcycles in the operation, Surachet said.