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    Pattaya area bicycle rider dies after being hit by heavily drunk pickup truck driver

    A Pattaya area pickup truck driver is facing charges of reckless driving leading to death after a bicycle rider was pronounced dead at the scene yesterday morning (February 26th) in Nongprue.


    Captain Ongart Tumsut of the Nongprue Police was notified of the accident at 7:00 A.M. at a curve on Phonprapa Nimit Road near a reservoir in Nongprue.

    Police, emergency responders and The Pattaya News arrived at the scene to find the body of the unidentified bicycle rider aged around 40 on the side of the road. The damaged bicycle was found nearby. A bicycle helmet was found at the scene.

    An overturned pickup truck was found on the side of the road whose intoxicated driver Mr. Kerkkiet Booncha, 35, was found dazed and confused. He was not injured.

    Mr. Kerkkiet reportedly told Nongprue police. “I was coming back from the Nongprue Market heading to my house in the Pong sub-district.”


    “I lost control of my vehicle before crashing into the bicyclist who was riding on the side of the road.” Kerkkiet added.


    An alcohol breath test was conducted on the Mr. Kerkkiet which was a reported 239 milligram percent.

    Captain Ongart told The Pattaya News, “The pickup truck driver is facing charges of reckless driving causing death.”


    Mr. Kerkkiet was arrested and taken to the local police station following the accident. Nongprue Police have reportedly identified the victim but have not released their name to the public.



    Pattaya area bicycle rider dies after being hit by heavily drunk pickup truck driver - The Pattaya News

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    An alcohol breath test was conducted on the Mr. Kerkkiet which was a reported 239 milligram percent.
    Is that a lot?

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    ^ does it alter the fact the chickenhead lunched someone, after a drink?

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    While these turds deserve to spend a long time locked up and in my perfect world financially flayed to comp the victim's kin, when they turn out to be the family breadwinner judges are often moved to weigh the damage already done against hardship that would be faced by an innocent family losing its shithead. Then of course there's corruption, but that's also been beaten to death.

    On another forum I was slammed for suggesting that drivers found to be over the legal limit should be treated as though they had already caused a fatal accident. Sure it wouldn't work in a genetically corrupt place like Thailand, but others could do it, lay out the terms, use the full force of the law, ignore the bleeding hearts, show the people you mean business, and dd would virtually disappear. There we are, now our own resident idiots can have a go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    While these turds deserve to spend a long time locked up and in my perfect world financially flayed to comp the victim's kin, when they turn out to be the family breadwinner judges are often moved to weigh the damage already done against hardship that would be faced by an innocent family losing its shithead. Then of course there's corruption, but that's also been beaten to death.

    On another forum I was slammed for suggesting that drivers found to be over the legal limit should be treated as though they had already caused a fatal accident. Sure it wouldn't work in a genetically corrupt place like Thailand, but others could do it, lay out the terms, use the full force of the law, ignore the bleeding hearts, show the people you mean business, and dd would virtually disappear. There we are, now our own resident idiots can have a go.

    I like it !

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    Meanwhile, in unrelated news, the legal speed limit in Thailand is being raised to 120kph. Lets get our priorities right.

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    It's never a great idea to head out on a bicycle before 7am in Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    It's never a great idea to head out on a bicycle before 7am in Thailand.
    Or after 7am. !

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    It's never a great idea to head out on a bicycle before 7am in Thailand.
    Not sure if anytime is safe. I had a friend get mowed down by a drunk blue dump truck driver in the middle of the afternoon in Chiang Mai. He fled the scene but the truck's license plate fell off at the scene so the cops found him drunk at home.
    Press On Regardless

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    So if someone thinks your idea is shit then they are an idiot?
    Rather than simply someone who has a different opinion than you?

    There are countries that have very strict laws for people who drive over the legal limit.
    I am not sure of the details but I believe they do things like take the perpetrator straight to jail, confiscate the vehicle etc.
    So I believe hash consequences should work but here in Thailand there is not normally any consequences so no change will occur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    It's never a great idea to head out on a bicycle before 7am in Thailand.
    May I? It's never a great idea to head out on a bicycle ... in Thailand

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    May I?
    You didn't notice the line of people above who've posted the same thing, then?


    The fact remains....many people regularly cycle in Thailand, including me.

    But I bet if asked most will say they try not to start out too early, because of the danger of drunk drivers.

    And in Pattaya before 7am?

    No thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    While these turds deserve to spend a long time locked up and in my perfect world financially flayed to comp the victim's kin, when they turn out to be the family breadwinner judges are often moved to weigh the damage already done against hardship that would be faced by an innocent family losing its shithead. Then of course there's corruption, but that's also been beaten to death.

    On another forum I was slammed for suggesting that drivers found to be over the legal limit should be treated as though they had already caused a fatal accident. Sure it wouldn't work in a genetically corrupt place like Thailand, but others could do it, lay out the terms, use the full force of the law, ignore the bleeding hearts, show the people you mean business, and dd would virtually disappear. There we are, now our own resident idiots can have a go.
    Well, I agree with you Jabir, although it was a long winded way of saying DUI should be socially outcast. People caught DUI should lose any professional job with immediate effect and lose their licence. The punishment should be so severe as to deter people from ever thinking of DUI.

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    I find cycling in Thailand relatively safe, principally because of the amount of two wheeled vehicles on the road so motorists are more aware for distancing etc. Also most Thai roads have dedicated lanes for motorcycles/cycles.

    Time wise, if I'm doing what term a long ride (circa 100 km) I'll start around 6 a.m. Normal ride (30-50 km) around 8 a.m.

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    My neighbor asked me many times to go ride with him, but as he usually start at 5 or 6am I've always refused because of safety concerns, and TBH I'm not a morning dude...I'd rather ride under full sun at 1pm.

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