Indian confesses, but police bust drunk Thai woman for motorbike hit-and-run

Friday, 11 July 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 28 By  Boonlua Chatree

A drunk Thai woman was arrested for allegedly injuring two motorbike riders in a hit-and-run accident despite a confession from an Indian friend.

Ruethairat Nuithawi, 32, was taken into custody following a 4 a.m. police chase through South Pattaya and Jomtien Beach that ended when she turned into a dead-end street in Pacific Village.

Witnesses said it was actually Ruethairat Nuithawi who was behind the wheel at the time of the accident.Witnesses said it was actually Ruethairat Nuithawi who was behind the wheel at the time of the accident.

Passenger Bajit Singh, 27, told police he was driving the Suzuki Swift, but the two men injured in the accident identified the Pathumthani woman as the driver.

The incident began at the intersection of Second Road and Soi Marine Plaza, when Ruethairat allegedly hit a blue Sumo-X motorbike driven by Chuchart Thipsungnern, 24. He suffered a broken arm and a passenger also was injured. Both were taken to Banglamung Hospital for treatment.

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