Pattaya Daily News

20 June 2008 :: 14:06:39 pm 11131

Deranged Woman Goes On Road Rampage In Pattaya

A Thai woman apparently became unaccountably deranged and with her daughter beside her went on a Mad Max-like Road Warrior rampage across Pattaya City on June 19, 2008, totally disregarding red traffic lights, with police in hot pursuit. She was only brought to an abrupt halt by police forcing her to crash into a police car blocking the road.
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Yesterday, 19 June, Sergeant Ukaradetcn Petchglah of Pattaya Police was on duty at the Wat Chaimongkol traffic lights, South Pattaya, when he noticed a bronze, Toyota Vio, with Bangkok plates, driving in a highly reckless manner down Pratumnak Road. At the intersection, the motorist sped through a red light and turned left into Pattaya Beach Road. When police gave chase on motorbike, the driver turned round and sped back to Second Road, went straight through the Central Pattaya intersection and careered into North Pattaya Road. Police then radioed headquarters to co-ordinate means of putting an end to her insane rampage.

Meanwhile, the mystery car drove briefly into Sukhumvit Road, before turning right back towards South Pattaya once again. Throughout her reckless rampage, the driver drove non-stop through all the traffic lights, irrespective of their colour, with total disregard for other road users or pedestrians. Finally, having reached the end of their tether, police determined to put a stop to the woman’s lunatic antics by blocking Soi Kowtalow with a police car. Normal, sane individuals might have slowed down and stopped at this juncture, but the deranged woman ran full tilt into the road block.

She obviously caused considerable damage to both cars, but to make absolutely certain and finally scotch the road warrior, they let down all her tyres. Miraculously unhurt, the woman sat passively in the driving seat with her young daughter of about 5-6, sitting beside her. Police tried to persuade the woman to get out of the car, but she adamantly refused to open the door, forcing officers to break the car’s window. When police finally opened the door, the woman grabbed her daughter, put the child onto her lap and held on to her frantically.

After spending quite some time interrogating the woman, police finally ascertained that her name was Mrs. Orasa Kositjareonkul and her daughter’s name was Noocharat, a student at Yamsaart School, Bangkok. They had apparently come to Pattaya on holiday and were staying at the Royal Cliff Hotel. However, like a prisoner of war, she refused to divulge any further details, or the reason for her insane drive-about.

Police presumed that the woman had some kind of mental problem, so they took her and the girl to the police station and contacted their relatives to see if they can shed further light upon the situation.

Reporter : Jirrawat   Photo : Jirrawat   Category : Crime News

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