Arrested drunk drivers to tend mentally ill

Arrested drunk drivers to tend mentally ill - Bangkok Post, April 23, 2006
Drunk drivers arrested during the Songkran holiday are to tend patients with alcohol-induced mental illnesses as part of a new rehabilitation scheme proposed by the Probation Department. The scheme aims to raise awareness of alcohol's negative effects, said Wanchai Roujanawong, director-general of the Probation Department...
During the 10 dangerous days, Chiang Rai province had the most accidents, with 223 cases, but only one driver faced probation. In Phitsanulok there were 191 accidents and 12 probation cases.
The anti-drink driving campaign was conducted strictly in Chiang Mai, which reported 199 accidents and a high number of probation cases, at 694.
Bangkok came second with 428 probation cases, followed by Nakhon Ratchasima with 350, and Songkhla with 233.
There are more than 4,800 drunk drivers under probation nationwide. Most are aged between 18 and 25...
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