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14 arrested in crackdown on road racing in Bangkok

Jul 13. 2019
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By The Nation

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Police rounded up 13 motorcyclists and a car driver and seized 30 motorcycles and a car for allegedly gathering to race on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road near the Lat Phrao intersection early on Saturday.

Police learned of the plan by the youths to gather for road racing so they staked out at the spot and rounded them up.

Assistant National Police chief Pol Maj-General Damrongsak Kittiprapat said the group had planned to race along Vibhavadi Rangsit to the Lat Phrao intersection so police blocked them from both sides.

Several of the motorcyclists managed to flee, leaving behind their motorcycles.

He said the car driver was charged with assisting road racing while the young motorcyclists were charged with reckless driving, ignoring public safety.

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