Police babysat booze over Songkran

THAILAND: In a bid to chop the number of accidents throughout this year’s Songkran Festival, Thailand’s highway cops launched an progressive scheme: ‘Entrust Your Liquor With The Police’.
Drinkers who couldn’t trust themselves to stay off the wheel were invited to depart their booze collections at any of 227 Highway Police places of work across the nation.
The service was free, with the boys in brown promising to return all bottles untouched.
Deputy Commander of the Highway Police Phinit Maneerat stated drink driving was the number one cause of accidents over the Songkran holidays.
“When it comes to the major festivals, particularly Songkran, wherever folks go, they intend to get drunk. They buy alcohol to take with them of their automobile, and if they stop for one thing to eat on the way they crack it open,” Col Phinit said.
“When they go to fairs with films and performances, they drink alcohol too and then drive their motorbikes or pick-ups to see their friends or their ladies despite being drunk,” he added.
Col Phinit mentioned he wasn’t certain if many would entrust their liquor with the cops, however hoped the campaign would make folks contemplate the risks of drink driving.
To kick off the campaign, Thai movie star Arun “Sumo Tui” Phawilai – who isn’t any stranger to drink driving charges – entrusted a prized bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label whisky to the protected arms of the Commander of the Highway Police, Maj Gen Somyot Phromnim.
While Privy may already be carried out this 12 months, if you are utilizing the roads subsequent Songkran and fear your demons may get the better of you, Thailand’s most interesting shall be ready to take the booze off your arms..

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