Teen bikers defy police – News story from Bangkok Post
Once I get the brakes fixed on my little scooter… I am up for this.
Teenage motorcycle gang members continue to defy the law by staging races in the dead of night, say police.
The most recent incident occurred early Saturday when some 300 to 400 bikers blocked three express lanes on inbound Phahon Yothin Road in Bangkok’s Don Muang distirct to stage illegal street races.
The gang members reportedly closed a section of the road near the Don Muang Air Force Base at 2.30am for about 30 minutes, making it impassable for motorists who were travelling from the Rangsit area to Bangkok.
They had gathered earlier in front of two petrol stations on inbound Phahon Yothin Road, one under the jurisdiction of Pratunam Chulalongkorn Police Station in Thanyaburi district of Pathum Thani and the other the responsibility of Kukot Police Station in Lam Luk Ka.
After the race, the gang made a U-turn at an intersection in front of the air force base and headed back to Pathum Thani. There they were seen driving around without fear of being arrested in areas under the supervision of four police stations including Pratunam Chulalongkorn and Kukot.
The bikers then headed off to stage more races on the Rangsit-Nakhon Nayok Road.
Some of the young racers were said to have used two-way radios to tap into police radio communications. They also had pickup trucks and cars to survey whether police were manning checkpoints or preparing to ambush them on any road they chose to turn into a racing circuit.
The gang tends to gather on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights and on public holidays between midnight and 3am.
Pol Col Surasak Khunnarong, deputy chief of Pathum Thani police, said he had not received a report about the incident yet but he would look into it, reports said.