Thu, August 18, 2022

in-focus

16 road racers captured, 40 motorbikes seized in Bangkok


Police rounded up 16 teenagers and seized 40 motorcycles when they foiled plans for a race on Rama VI road in Bangkok’s Phayathai district early on Saturday.

Pol Lt-Colonel Bowornpop Sunthornrekha, deputy traffic police chief of Phayathai police station, said he led some 20 policemen to stake out the road near the Dusit fire station where the teens had gathered to race on Rama VI road.
Bowornpop said he learned of the plan through a Facebook post organising a race among teenagers along Rama VI road starting from the Dusit fire station.

At about 3.30am, Bowornpop said police saw about 100 motorcyclist driving on the section of road. When they saw police, the teenagers dispersed and sped off in various directions.
Police followed a group that drove to the Coliseum Market near the Urupong intersection, where they turned into Soi Munsin 2, apparently unaware that it dead-ends. When police followed them inside, many left their motorcycles to flee over a wall.
Police rounded up 11 teenage boys and five teenage girls.

Published : September 30, 2017

By : The Nation