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"Happy" the drink driving monk tells cops he thought the alcohol was "medicine"

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"Happy" the drink driving monk tells cops he thought the alcohol was "medicine"

 

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Caption: Hunt for the driving monk

 

Police in Chaiyaphum in Thailand's north east mounted a search after locals reported a man in saffron robes was driving erratically in the area. 

 

A checkpoint mounted by the Phukhiaw constabulary soon had the drunk monk in custody.

 

He was Phra Suksan (happy) Kanyen from Khon Kaen who said he was going to see his ex wife in Chaiyaphum.

 

He was a bit belligerent at first - as shown in a Thai Rath video - but in the end he went quietly to his defrocking. 

 

He was found to have 158 mg of alcohol in his blood - well over the limit. 

 

Regarding the alcohol he claimed: "I thought it was medicine - they told me it was medicine".

 

This resulted in a few chuckles from the arresting officers who then asked: "OK...was it Lao Khao or Lao Dong?" (two kinds of potent spirit enjoyed by mostly country folk).

 

""Ya Dong," he said. "It made my face go red".

 

He claimed he took the "medication" to "help his food go down". 

 

The police charged him with drunk driving. 

 

Source: Thai Rath

 

 

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The biggest problem is that there are too many monks taking advantage of their role to act illegally!

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6 minutes ago, 30la said:

The biggest problem is that there are too many monks

 

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8 hours ago, colinneil said:

Again a monk behaving badly, drink driving, when monks are not supposed to be driving.

On his way to visit his ex? What for? leg over probably.

Just another one to add to the ever increasing list of badly behaving monks.

This must be a new type of Thai Buddhism in the making?

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Posted (edited)

How does a monk get money to buy and run a car? That’s a lot of tambon. 

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Going to visit ex-wives is a lot more spread than you could imagine. 

I've seen it happening a lot. And it's usually for one or two reasons, giving them money they had made at the temple, or getting money from the ex-wives who were working.  Jeez. 

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It was later reported that the monk who gave Happy the drink was known as Dopey, although Happy thought he got them from Doc.

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1 hour ago, khaowong1 said:

Going to visit ex-wives is a lot more spread than you could imagine. 

I've seen it happening a lot. And it's usually for one or two reasons, giving them money they had made at the temple, or getting money from the ex-wives who were working.  Jeez. 

What? No quick round of hide the sausage?

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A medication of a sort I guess. :post-4641-1156693976:

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He‘s is right. Ya is the Thai word for medicine.


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17 hours ago, webfact said:

(two kinds of potent spirit enjoyed by mostly country folk).

who then getting freaked out by the ghosty spirits as a result .. 

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