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Two-fold increase in number of vehicles impounded

Apr 18. 2018
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By The Nation

The number of vehicles seized from drunk drivers during this Songkran holiday period –16,288 – was a 100 per cent increase over the previous Songkran, National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) and Army deputy spokeswoman Colonel Sirichan Ngathong told the press on Wednesday.

The NCPO and related authorities, from April 11-17, had identified 490,512 cases of drunk driving (280,631 motorcyclists and 208,881 motorists), down 38 per cent from the previous year, she said. 

As many violators were slapped with fines and their driving licences confiscated, the officers also resorted to impounding 16,288 vehicles (11,768 motorcycles and 4,520 cars/trucks) from such drunk drivers. During the previous Songkran, 8,128 vehicles were impounded, she said.

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