Pick-Up Truck Chased By PoliceChon Buri police who set up a check point chased after a pickup truck that refused to stop. The then had to shoot out the tyres out in order to stop the driver. The pickup was carrying illegal Cambodian workers and children.
CHONBURI – May 28,2015 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 3.00 a.m., Pol.Lt. Natthawuth Na Chiang Mai (Deputy Inspector of Crime Prevention and Suppression, Chon Buri Provincial Police Station) together with police forces set up a checkpoint to inspect for guns and drugs after Pol.Lt.Gen. Thanet Pinmueang-ngarm (Commissioner of Chon Buri Provincial Police, Section 2) and Pol.Maj.Gen. Nitiphong Niamnoi (Commander of Chon Buri Provincial Police Station) had ordered it.
While at the check point a bronze Toyota Vigo pick-up truck, license no. Bor Nor 3350 Prachin Buri, turned up which was carrying men and women who looked like foreign workers, so the police tried to stop it but it fled the scene at high speed. When fleeing the scene the pickup collided with a barrier and headed towards Chaloem Thai department store intersection. The police then chased after the pickup and told the driver to stop but he carried on driving at high speed so they decided to shoot out the tyres but he still kept going. When the pickup arrived at the Lotus Plus Mall, Moo 2, Tambon Khlong Tam Ru, Amphur Mueang, Chon Buri province the driver jumped out and ran into the woods where he was finally arrested. The driver was identified as Mr. Pornchai Burapha, aged 43, residing at house no. 49/123, Moo 19 Min Buri District, Bangkok.
Upon questioning Mr. Pornchai he told police that he was hired to transport Cambodian workers from Samut Prakan province to a construction camp in Chon Buri province and he was paid 1,000 THB per trip.
The police searched the pick-up and found a name list of Cambodian workers. The police then charged Mr. Pornchai with transporting illegal workers.