Truck driver arrested after his garbage truck overturns in Bangkok, also caught allegedy carrying amphetamine

Bangkok –

A truck driver, 33, was arrested after a garbage truck overturned on Rama 9 Road in Bangkok early this morning, September 25, and when police allegedly found a bag of amphetamine in his bag.

Traffic police from the Huamak Police Station arrived at the scene after being alerted of the incident and found two tons of garbage scattered all over the middle and the left lanes of the road. The authorities then closed the traffic and only opened the right lane.

A concrete barrier at the edge of the road was also found with a long trail of scratches. No pedestrians or the driver were reportedly injured.

The driver, who was not named by law enforcement, suffered from a minor injury from bruises and scratches and according to police was displaying suspicious behavior. The police then began searching his body and belongings and discovered an undisclosed amount of amphetamine in his backpack.

He later told the police that he had just finished delivering garbage at a factory in the On Nut area when he did not notice a road barrier and directly crashed into it, causing his truck to roll onto its right side and blocking the left lane.

Initially, the driver was delivered to a nearby hospital for a checkup before being taken to the Huamak Police Station for investigation and for legal proceedings.

Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.