Drunk Australian goes wild in Thai hospital

Bangkok, March 29: An Australian man on his flight to Phuket in Thailand passed out drunk and was carried off on arrival still unconscious.

Christopher Lazarus Boubis, 39, Friday, on regaining consciousness in the Thalang Hospital immediately went on a rampage in the emergency ward.

“He was shouting and verbally abusing staff, scaring them, before he collapsed again unconscious in an emergency treatment room,” a nurse told the Phuket Gazette.

“He even groped one of the female staff,” she said.

According to the hospital staff, when Boubis woke, he seemed dazed and confused.

The police arrived at the scene to take Boubis into custody.

“The man’s flight landed at about 9 p.m. Friday. We brought him to Thalang police station as soon as doctors said it was safe to do so,” Lt. Chatree Chuwichian explained.

Boubis was later released.

“He was escorted by police to his hotel in Patong. No charges were brought against him as no complaints were filed against him and there was no damage to any property,” Chatree added.

IANS