They just left him there.
Phuket man rescued from dire drunk dozing decision
Phuket Gazette – Monday, July 30, 2012 11:16:00 AM
When the drunken man refused a ride home, the rescue workers
could only move him off the pavement and onto the relative safety
of shoulder of the road. Photo: Thawit Bilabdullar
PHUKET: A drunken man chose an exceptionally bad place to sleep off the effects of alcohol over the weekend: in the middle of the busiest and most deadly road in Phuket.
A good citizen called the Phuket Kusoldharm Foundation at 6:45pm yesterday to report that a man was asleep in the left lane of Thepkrasattri Road outbound in Srisoonthorn, opposite the Provincial Electricity Authority substation in Baan Lipon.
Rescue workers raced to the scene, arriving just as the final hints of twilight were disappearing from the evening sky – making the man’s site of slumber even more precarious.
After initial efforts to rouse the man failed, the workers administered smelling salts.
In what the workers describe as highly slurred speech, the man admitted he was “really, really drunk” and said he “just wanted to sleep it off”.
When the workers offered to give him a ride home, he refused.
As rescue workers lack the authority to force help upon people who refuse it, all the Kusoldharm crew could do for the man was to help him over the guard rail and onto the grassy shoulder, where he promptly passed out again.
He remained there as the workers drove off into the night.
His current condition is unknown.
Phuket NEWS: Phuket man rescued from dire drunk dozing decision
seen this a few times here in cm. guys just plop down on the side of the road and sleep it off