Having seen quite a few drunken policemen in Thailand I could not avoid submitting this video picked up today by a Thai newspaper of a drunk cop stopping a motorist in Bangkok.
The cop admits being drunk ‘a little bit’.
Motorist: “You’re a police officer. You’re on duty! Are you drunk?”
Cop: “Mao nid noi!”
Motorist: “Drunk on duty? Oh, the cars are totally gonna run over you to death!”
The cop takes a swipe at the motorist’s mobile phone – and later wanders off as the motorist remarks: ‘Drunkard’ (khi mao).
Once on a train from Bangkok to Had Yai a large drunken cop joined me in the restaurant car, as they do. You know. ‘Hello foreigner, do you like Thailand? Do you like Thai women, blah’.
At one stage he got angry with another passenger, Thai, who was not showing respect and took out his gun and shot through the roof. I made my excuses and left.
On another occasion I was stopped by a cop driving my ex-British Embassy (Drugs Liaison )Rover in Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, I had done an unauthorized U-turn at Asoke.
The cop got off his bike, then fell over it. After the conversation during which I refused to pay his cash demand, because he was drunk, he went back to his bike tried to kickl start it and fell over again.
Mind you I think I may have had a Famous Grouse myself.