A Cambodian woman was arrested on Wednesday in Thailand after she allegedly crossed the border illegally in her car and caused a traffic accident due to her confusion about what side of the road to drive.
Deputy director of administration affairs at the border relations office, Chin Piseth, said 36-year-old Norng Sre Mach drove her car across the border without any approval from the Thai authorities.
He added that she drove about 10 kilometres into Thailand before she hit a van, causing it to overturn, slightly injuring the driver.
“She cannot drive well and in Thailand they drive on the left [side of the road] and very fast,” he said. She was repatriated to the Kingdom the same day and ordered to pay the driver of the van US$1,000 in compensation.
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