An intoxicated man drove his car two kilometres up a railway track in Bangkok Monday, a stunt that earned a 96 000 baht (R31 700) fine, officials said.
State Railways of Thailand governor Prapas Chongsanguan said the driver and his five companions would be fined for causing a two-hour delay to a passenger train, Thai Rath newspaper reported.
Police said the 24-year-old driver claimed he had gotten lost and decided to drive up the train track in search of an exit.
A blood test indicated the man was intoxicated at the time of the pre-dawn incident.
A rescue team failed to remove the car from the tracks, forcing them to back it up two kilometres in order to clear the line. -Sapa-dpa