Another checkpoint was set up at central Pattaya crossroad near Tops Supermarket.
Police carried out blood tests on over 50 motorbike riders and found that 17 of them were over the limit.
8 were foreigners, 4 were Thai men and 5 were Thai women
All were transferred to the station for a fine and released later on.
Alcohol consumption during festive holidays in Thailand is obviously on a hike especially in tourist destinations like ours, so be careful when you know you have to drive because police are very serious about it this year, and a visit to the police station can be unpleasant interruption to your holiday.
Motorcyclist takes the breath test