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Phuket police fine German man for driving on Laypang Beach

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Another day, another car drives onto a Phuket beach… This time Laypang Beach, at the northern end of Bang Tao Beach, where a German man drove his SUV onto the sand.

The Phuket News reports that on Sunday, April 28, Chergntalay Police were alerted to a man, named only as “Mr Simoen”, who needed help getting his truck out of the sand. As it happened, the German was trying to hep rescue the driver of a Toyota sedan who had earlier attempted driving a car on the island’s soft, sand beaches.

Officers arrived at the beach to find a Ford Everest SUV with Bangkok-issued red licence plates, parked further up the beach. However, tyre tracks showed that it had been driven further down towards the water.

Also at the scene was an old Toyota Corolla, which had its wheels stuck in the sand.

According to the Phuket News report, a construction worker nearby said the car had been driven onto the sand by a Thai man the night before and had then become stuck. It’s understood the German arrived in the SUV sometime later to try to get the car out.

Chergntalay Police later issued a statement confirming the German man, who they described as a tourist, was fined 1,000 baht for parking on the sand. The statement made no reference to the Toyota driven by the Thai man.

SOURCE: The Phuket News

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