Police babysat booze over Songkran

Key : In a bid to chop the number of accidents throughout this year’s Songkran Festival, Thailand’s freeway cops launched an revolutionary scheme: ‘Entrust Your Liquor With The Police’.
Drinkers who couldn’t belief themselves to remain off the wheel have been invited to leave their booze collections at any of 227 Highway Police offices around the country.
The service was free, with the boys in brown promising to return all bottles untouched.
Deputy Commander of the Highway Police Phinit Maneerat said drink driving was the primary explanation for accidents over the Songkran holidays.
“When it involves the main festivals, especially Songkran, wherever folks go, they intend to get drunk. They purchase alcohol to take with them in their car, and if they cease for something to eat on the way they crack it open,” Col Phinit mentioned.
“When they go to gala’s with films and performances, they drink alcohol too after which drive their motorbikes or pick-ups to see their friends or their ladies despite being drunk,” he added.
Col Phinit said he wasn’t sure if many would entrust their liquor with the cops, but hoped the marketing campaign would make people consider the dangers of drink driving.
To kick off the campaign, Thai film star Arun “Sumo Tui” Phawilai – who isn’t any stranger to drink driving costs – entrusted a prized bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label whisky to the protected palms of the Commander of the Highway Police, Maj Gen Somyot Phromnim.
While the harm may already be done this 12 months, if you are utilizing the roads next Songkran and worry your demons may get the higher of you, Thailand’s best shall be ready to take the booze off your arms..

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