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    Drunk driving in Thailand.... Do you?

    I'm ashamed to say that I have jumped on the Yamaha Nuevo quite a few times when I have been drunk...

    I would never think of doing it in my own country so why do I think it will be OK in Thailand?...


    My Dad got caught once drink driving in the UK... He stopped the van and swapped seats with the dog, so when the policeman arrived at the drivers side window he was greeted by a sheepdog.... Automatic ban for the old man was the result.

    I have actually been stopped while under the influence in Thailand, but I tried to keep going on the bike and nearly up-ended the friendly policeman... Final outcome of that was a 200 baht fine for not wearing a helmet....

    I need to nip this habit in the bud... It's going to shorten my expected age of death for sure...

    Do you drink drive in Thailand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawlins
    Do you drink drive in Thailand?
    Sure I do

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    Just trying to fit in.

    Actually I let my wife do it -- they can't deny her a visa for being a criminal.

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    I have yes, much to my shame. Not on a motorbike however (not like that somehow makes it any better though). Priorities and all that change though, I'm trying not to anymore - I don't want my boys growing up without a dad because he was stupid enough to get pissed and wrap himself around a lamp pole or something.

    It's an enforcement thing. If I were to do it back home the chances of being caught are high and the penalties substantial. Here both are neglible.

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    I think most everyone does to a certain extent.

    When i was a drinker, i had a maximum level of 3 large bottles of beer. Any more would mean tuk tuk time.

    Now i don't drink and am healthy and a safe driver.

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    I still drive better than this lot when I'm paralytic, so no worries.

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    Looks like it's the normal thing to do then... No need to be ashamed of it any more.... Thanks guys...

    What about playing dominoes on drugs?... Anybody ever done that?

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    Drive pissed all the time and ride pissed as well. I like doing wheelies as I leave the pub pissed real ones and not the type CMN does. Nearly hit a police man riding back from Erics bar pissed a few months back but lucky I was swerving all over the road and missed him.
    The secret to operating a vehcle pissed is to close one eye
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
    When i was a drinker


    Oh dear. Are you going to start another thread about it?

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    ^
    nope.

    no dramas this time.

    very genuinely finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigger View Post
    Drive pissed all the time and ride pissed as well. I like doing wheelies as I leave the pup pissed real ones and not the type CMN does. Nearly hit a police man a riding back from Erics bar pissed a few months back but lucky I was swerving all over the road and missed him.
    The secret to operating a vehcle pissed is to close one eye
    you are better off getting caught drunk driving if you are doing a wheelie. i believe the fine for drunken driving is calculated according to the number of wheels. i.e. the driver of a sixteen wheeler will pay, say, 16000 baht, rigger on only one wheel pays 1000 baht!

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    Drunk driving in Thailand.... Do you?
    I thought it was compulsory

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigger
    The secret to operating a vehcle pissed is to close one eye
    That's my cure to the double vision problem as well.

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    About three months ago, I was woken in the wee hours by the sound of this loud argument. A drunken farang and his BG were arguing by the side of the road behind my house. A m/cy BiB arrives and the farang is going crazy about the BG knocking off his mobile. You'd think with the walloper there, the bloke would settle down, but he just keeps getting louder. So finally, the police ute arrives and the farang's bike goes in along with the farang. (The girl gets picked up by her mates a few minutes later.) Gawd, there's got to be a moral there somewhere...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawlins View Post
    I'm ashamed to say that I have jumped on the Yamaha Nuevo quite a few times when I have been drunk...

    I would have thought the ideal of picking embedded gravel out of your skin would have been a good enough deterrent?

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    Yes..

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    Just wanna add a little story about drunk-driving.

    A few years back, my wifed sister got married, we had a big party in Thepnakorn hotel in Buri-Ram, most of the guests were my friends a business contacts, and me being the host, I had to sit at every table and have a talk and some beer or whisky and no food.....After the pary some of us went to the local disco (Speed) where we got more whisky and still no food, so at one point I had enough and wanted to go home. Well, my car wasent in the parking-lot, I left at the hotel, I was drunk like fok and wanted to sleep, so I took the first pick-up truck and went to sleep on the truck-bed. When the disco closed, some people were wery surprised to find a sleeping farang in there truck, the owner tried to wake me up, with a very sad result, I swong my fist back-wards and hit him right between the eyes....The next thing there happen was that the cops arrived, they had a little more brain and learned from the car owners mistake, so they were using some long bambo-sticks to wake me up. The cops knew me and asked were my car were parked, at that point I couldent remember and I was far beyon the point of speach...Luckey for me some people from the wedding came out, and told the cops that my car was at the hotel, so the coppers ordered the owner of the pick-up to bring me to the hotel with them as an escorte...At the hotel the carried me to my car and wished me a safe trip home.....
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    One of the reasons I stopped drinking was that I kept riding my bike pissed.

    The scooter was fucked from falling over when I would get off it and not put the kick stand down. Or I was so pissed I would just lay it on it's side whilst opening the gate.

    Had to stop.

    Glad I did.

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    Must stop doing it. Scares me the next day sometimes. The worst time was when the police got me for driving down Viphawadi-Rangsit the wrong way (I recall seeing Don Muang airport and realised I was lost and did a u-turn so I could go back to one of the exits). Funny thing about the whole episode was that the bill ended up letting me drive home myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsquirrel
    Had to stop.

    Glad I did.
    me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalton
    some people were wery surprised to find a sleeping big slightly over wieght mother foker farang
    I bet they were

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    ^ Smart-ass....

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    ^ I editted it for you

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    ^ Gee, I dont know what to say....

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    I do in Thailand.

    Whilst I am in the UK not one drop of drink do I have as the motor is essential for my work. Without it i'm fcuked. Remember the first time I drove in Thailand. Was the first time I went to Isaan with the g/f to meet family and friends. Had arrived about lunch time and of course the drinks then started with most of the little village coming to see. Her BiL had a pick up and in the evening about 14 loaded onto the truck to go to the local sing song. Suffice to say loads more booze. Time to go so we all piled back into the pickup. BiL drives 100 yards down the road on the wrong side and I'm shitting meself. Got him to stop, kicked him out onto the back of the truck and drove back to the village. Since then g/f has never worried about my driving when I've had a few beers. The BiL couldn't remember a thing the next day and had to ask how he got home and who drove. Lends me the motor anytime if I need it

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