Thai courts sentence 4,056 for drunk-driving

Thai courts sentence 4,056 for drunk-driving

The courts handed down guilty verdicts to 4,056 drunk drivers in the New Year holiday period.

The number of drunk-driving cases between December 30 and January 5 increased by 259 compared to the same period a year earlier.

The Probation Department yesterday said drunk driving was the most common offence among drivers over the holidays. In the same period, there were 15 reckless-driving cases and 232 cases of drivers abusing drugs, while 333 people were put on probation by courts in Chon Buri, 273 in Bangkok and 222 in Buri Ram.

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