Military impounds vehicles, seizes driving licenses of defiant drink-driving motorists

The military has impounded 27 vehicles and seized driving licenses of 87 drivers in the first day of a week-long campaign to lower traffic accidents during the New Year holidays.

Spokesperson of the National Council for Peace and Order Col Sirijan Nga-thong said the campaign themed “No drinking while driving” began yesterday for the first day with a total of 788 cases of traffic offences involving motorcycles, buses and personal cars, 500 of which would face legal prosecution.

She said 21 motorcycles and six cars would be impounded, and 62 driving licences of motorcyclists, and 25 driving licenses of bus and car drivers would be seized.