Police in Chon Buri say a van driver admitted he drank “four or five” bottles of beer before passing out at the wheel and ending up in seaside mudflats.
It was low tide at that hour Tuesday morning. Otherwise he would have been treading saltwater.
Nikorn Noompinpuk, 49, was looking for a place to pull over and nap but dozed off while still in motion, crashed through a guardrail in Tambon Bang Sai and woke up in a cosy bed of mud.
Muang Chon Buri police got the call at 5am and found Nikorn caked in mud but free of the van and unharmed.