First reports of the hot vehicle came about 9.30pm from people in Saphan Hin who noticed the driver going fast around streets of the Phuket City park that only becomes an official race circuit once or twice each year.
That's where a police pursuit began. The driver took off through Phuket City and shot past Surakul Stadium and Central Festival with officers calling on ahead.
Tungthong police blocked the road but the driver saw what lay ahead and squealed a u-turn. Eventually, outside the Makro store, the driver crashed at a second roadblock and was dragged from his vehicle.
Hot-wheeler Pitak Bualert, 23, was being questioned by police last night as officers prepared to lay charges.