By: Anonymous: NT () Tuesday, 29 September 2015 @ 09:35 AM ICT (Read 505 times)
The Office of Attorney General (OAG) resolved not to appeal the ruling by the provincial court in Phetchabun that recently acquitted a biker charged of "drunk biking".
Kosolwat Intuchanyong, deputy spokesman of the OAG, said that the verdict was based on the Land Traffic Act which does not count bicycles as vehicles. Yet, he urged an amendment to the law, as drunk biking can cause hardships to the victims’ families should the bikers encounter accidents.
He admitted that the prosecutors hastily brought this case to the court without thorough review of the law.
A legal expert, Sarawut Benjakul, secretary-general of the Institute of Legal Education Thai Bar Association, supported the proposed amendment for the sake of clarity.