Van operators fined in Yingluck case

'Slapped on wrist' for ferrying supporters

The drivers who brought the crowds to the Supreme Court at least week's hearing of the Yingluck trial have been fined for operating off their designated routes. (FB/YShinawatra)

Three van operators whose vehicles were used to transport supporters of ex-prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra to the Supreme Court last Tuesday for her rice scheme trial were fined 5,000 baht to 15,000 baht on Tuesday by the Criminal Court.

The police said 21 vans were involved in ferrying the supporters that day: four that operate regular routes and 17 chartered vehicles.

Those that deviated from their regular routes could face up to one year in prison and a fine of 20,000 baht for violating Section 27 of the Land Transport Act by not requesting official permission to reroute, the police said.

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