BANGKOK, 13 April 2019 (NNT) - The deputy National Police commissioner general has warned that any motorists who might be driving drunk and caused deaths to others might be faced with intentional murder charges.
Deputy National Police Commissioner General Pol. Gen. Wirachai Songmetta said the police have launched a nationwide campaign against driving drunk or speeding which might possibly caused deaths to others during Songkran festival. Those drunk or careless motorists will be arrested under the Land Traffic Act which warrants a one-year term in prison or 5,000 to 20,000 baht in fine.
The deputy National Police commissioner general warned that motorists be very careful and fasten safety belts while motorcyclists wear crash helmets. All motorists are strongly suggested to strictly follow the traffic rules.
He advised that those who may have been given traffic tickets to pay for fines abide by the law and follow suit accordingly because the police have data links with the Department of Land Transport which is responsible for the yearly renewal of automobile licenses.