Sattahip officials worked to keep drunk driving to a minimum through opening alcohol checkpoints during the holidays.
District Chief Phawat Lertmukda and top police officials formally opened the first checkpoint in front of Singsamut School Dec. 27. Civil-defense volunteers, medics and doctors from Sattahip Hospital also attended.
Phawat said that during the “seven dangerous days” over New Year, alcohol checkpoints were operated around the clock to prevent road accidents.
During the “seven dangerous days” over New Year, alcohol checkpoints were operated around the clock to prevent road accidents in Sattahip.
Sattahip Police Superintendent Col. Chonapat Nawalak said too many people have been victims of drunk drivers. Police will press serious charges and penalties to all drunk drivers, who could get jailed for 3 months or face fines from 2,000-20,000 baht or both.
Residents that have to travel away for a long holiday can also register their houses to be under the police protection to keep them safe from burglaries, he said.