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Drunk driver blames his GPS after he gets stuck on the railway line

 

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A railway official told the Thai media that they found a drunk driver behind the wheel of a Toyota Hilux that had got stuck on the railway line in northern Bangkok. 

 

Pornthep Srima, 29, was immobile - but furious - behind the wheel. 

 

He blamed Google Maps and his GPS for directing him along the line between Lak Si and Bang Khen stations near the North Park estate. 

 

Police recorded an alcohol level of 142 mg, nearly three times the legal limit and charged him with DUI at Thung Song Hong police station.

 

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The railway official said it was 3 am and lucky for him that there were no trains running. 

 

Delays were still caused as it took five hours to get the vehicle off the track. 

 

Apart from DUI the driver could also face charges for damaging railway property. 

 

Source: Daily News

 

 

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That's the 2nd driver using the railway tracks in just a few days,

so interesting times ahead if when or ever they get the fast trains

in operation.I expect they will be fenced along both sides of the

track, but they will find a way to cross or even get onto the tracks.

regards Worgeordie

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and we had a postings recently about Thais not acepting blame, a classic case and 3 times over the limit. that should be a 2 year ban in my books but probably a small fine in reality, and off he goes on his merry way until he kills some innocent person,

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1 hour ago, mok199 said:

He apparently found ''The road less travelled''...

I hope he also found that he is a total moron, though I doubt it!

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

He blamed Google Maps and his GPS for directing him along the line between Lak Si and Bang Khen stations near the North Park estate. 

So he blindly followed the GPS anad didn't realized that he was driving on the railroad? He should stop drinking as he obviously can't handle alcohol.

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2 hours ago, worgeordie said:

That's the 2nd driver using the railway tracks in just a few days,

so interesting times ahead if when or ever they get the fast trains

in operation.I expect they will be fenced along both sides of the

track, but they will find a way to cross or even get onto the tracks.

regards Worgeordie

If you look at the photo again, the concrete structure to the right is carrying a railway line.  HSR will also be above grade and the lowing herd and away from incapable drivers like this one. .

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33 minutes ago, Vacuum said:

So he blindly followed the GPS anad didn't realized that he was driving on the railroad? He should stop drinking as he obviously can't handle alcohol.

I have a better idea for everyone, keep drinking and stop driving as he is obviously inept at that....

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22 minutes ago, ratcatcher said:

If you look at the photo again, the concrete structure to the right is carrying a railway line.  HSR will also be above grade and the lowing herd and away from incapable drivers like this one. .

So the high speed railway, to Nong Khai or wherever it's going to the

North of Bangkok,will all be elevated ?  or did they cancel that project.

regards Worgeordie

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3 hours ago, worgeordie said:

That's the 2nd driver using the railway tracks in just a few days,

so interesting times ahead if when or ever they get the fast trains

in operation.I expect they will be fenced along both sides of the

track, but they will find a way to cross or even get onto the tracks.

regards Worgeordie

They could be 30m above ground and Somchai will still find a way to drive on them.

 

The high speed train will just have a few stops to clear the vehicles away before proceeding 

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11 minutes ago, worgeordie said:

So the high speed railway, to Nong Khai or wherever it's going to the

North of Bangkok,will all be elevated ?  or did they cancel that project.

regards Worgeordie

Not sure if it's cancelled but if you look at the pictures here you will see it's either elevated or completely separated/fenced from any access by vehicles or livestock. If the Chinese have anything to do with it, Somchai will not be driving his truck along the tracks at 3a.m.

https://www.google.com/search?q=chinese+high+speed+railway+images&sxsrf=ACYBGNShfpCfCu-OHWRHuWBnsWFMY8mSdQ:1575520989794&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiF3LqH2Z3mAhVWVisKHf3CAGoQ_AUoAXoECA0QAw&biw=1536&bih=722#imgrc=VluSGStZdBiaAM:

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2 hours ago, ratcatcher said:

HSR will also be above grade and the lowing herd and away from incapable drivers like this one. .

Im sure someone  will manage to get their vehicle airborne and onto it at some  point

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driving along, getting headaches from Mrs throwing demands from the back seat...

 

come up to a rail line; stop on them, and I get out...

 

 

Mrs and sister yelling at me... 'Why you not drive off the rails??"

 

so I walked back, looked at them, in thru the side window, and replied...

" hey you've been driving me crazy from the back seat all day! - let's see you drive yourselves out of this one..." 

 

 

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GPS can be tricky as well. Last week my car GPS wanted me to turn right at an intersection. Problem was that I was reaching a one way motorway which was built in since the last update of the GPS and absolutely no sign prohibiting to take this way....... thanks god I have a bit of a brain and reacted the right way by going left and take the next U turn otherwise !!!!!!!!! I let you imagine the type of good excuse I would have had to provide the BIB if not dead in the face to face crash !!!!

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Real men accept responsibility when they create problems. Real men are able to accept blame when they do something really dumb and inane. Real men behave like men, and not adolescents. Real men do not do everything in their power to deflect, blame, and distort the facts. 

 

Small men do the opposite. Nothing is ever their fault. 

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Drunk driver blaming his GPS. What next? i suppose it beats blaming the brakes or falling asleep at the wheel. Big fine doubt it he will driving next week again and probably <deleted> out of head again. 

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4 hours ago, Reigntax said:

They could be 30m above ground and Somchai will still find a way to drive on them.

 

True. Not so long ago a car flew through the top of a tree opposite my house. Driver fell asleep, as they do, pressed his foot down hard on the accelerator and then drove onto the bank on the side of the road which elevated him into the top of the tree. Easy if you know how 😁 Better they put the trains underground. But then the tunnels would flood in the rainy season.

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