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Dementia patient's licence cancelled after crash

By The Nation

 

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The cancellation of the driver's licence of a 69-year-old woman, who crashed her pickup truck into a security officer at Chiang Mai International Airport on Monday and who was later confirmed by the Dementia Association of Thailand to have suffered from the condition, is being processed, according to Chiang Mai Land Transport Office director Chanchai Kilopaeng.
 

The Chiang Mai office filed the licence revocation request to the Lampang office, which had issued Phattra Boonchaliew's driving licence. She was unfit to drive due to the memory-affecting ailment that also reportedly caused her to be forgetful, depressed and sometimes aggressive from a lack of emotional control, he said.

 

The Lampang office later approved the revocation.

 

Phattra, who saw her friend off at the airport on Monday afternoon, violated the one-hour parking limit in front of the passenger terminal which led to her pickup being clamped.

 

After paying the Bt400 fine, she got in her pickup and hit 27-year-old security officer Watchara Chaiwong and four vehicles. She then got out of her pickup and seemed to remember nothing of what she had done.

 

Police initially charged her for reckless driving, causing injury. Her family, claiming that she suffered from a degenerative brain condition, told the police they take responsibility for all the damage caused, as well as the medical expenses of Watchara, who suffered a broken leg.

 

The Dementia Association said Phattra has been receiving treatment for dementia since last year at the Northern Neuroscience Centre and Chiang Mai Neurological Hospital, Chiang Mai City News reported.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30352712

 
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Shame her family didn't take the responsibility of preventing her from driving in the first place when they knew full well that she was suffering from a degenerative brain condition !    Typical of Thailand and Thai's in general, never proactive...always reactive when the damage has been done.

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Unfortunately the ill-educated amongst us seem to believe dementia is something as simple as forgetfulness in old age; it's far more than that. There are various conditions included in the dementia 'brand'. The symptoms described (assuming  genuine) fit at least one type of dementia, such as the one that caused Robin Williams to commit suicide.

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19 hours ago, webfact said:

After paying the Bt400 fine, she got in her pickup and hit 27-year-old security officer Watchara Chaiwong and four vehicles. She then got out of her pickup and seemed to remember nothing of what she had done.

You couldn't just make this up :post-4641-1156693976:

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18 hours ago, khwaibah said:

According to the Bangkok Post security officer Watchara Chaiwong  family is filling attempted murder charges against the 69 year old Phattra Boonchaliew

It was at an international airport so maybe go for the trifecta and tack on a 'terrorism' charge as well.

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19 hours ago, khwaibah said:

According to the Bangkok Post security officer Watchara Chaiwong  family is filling attempted murder charges against the 69 year old Phattra Boonchaliew

Which will probably go nowhere because of her condition.

They might have a chance trying to implicate her family.

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Thai driving is  in another dimension anyway.the authorities are starting to ask a bit much now.you can't be blind,can't be deaf and now can't have dementia.maybe they need to add this one to the medical before you go for your test.

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2 hours ago, hansnl said:

Which will probably go nowhere because of her condition.

They might have a chance trying to implicate her family.

All come about with the slightest whiff of money.what happened to the good old wai and some flowers beside the victims bed.

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It's pure speculation on my part but I cannot help wondering if the early stages of dementia is just being wheeled out as an excuse to get her off the hook. It may be that, after being clamped and fined 400 Bht, that she was so mad she drove at the guy to give him a scare and it all went badly wrong. Just a thought.

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14 minutes ago, Expatwannabee said:

It's pure speculation on my part but I cannot help wondering if the early stages of dementia is just being wheeled out as an excuse to get her off the hook. It may be that, after being clamped and fined 400 Bht, that she was so mad she drove at the guy to give him a scare and it all went badly wrong. Just a thought.

Shhhhh,we know that already.lets just go with the story.

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"Phattra, who saw her friend off at the airport on Monday afternoon, violated the one-hour parking limit in front of the passenger terminal."

 

1) This is a completely inaccurate representation. She parked in a no-parking zone for over an hour.

 

2) In fact, security should have removed her truck immediately. If it had been loaded with TNT, a clamped wheel would not have helped anyone.

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On 8/23/2018 at 11:08 AM, NCC1701A said:

bar girls can years later remember my name. I don't even remember meeting them.:cheesy:

 

I wonder if I will start running people down at the airport?

A bit hard to forget 'Khun Starship Enterprise' ?

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Must remember the license plate of that truck,

as she will be back on the roads before you know it,

and if she gets caught,the excuse will be i forgot

about the previous incident .I have alzheimer's ! 

regards worgeordie

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On 8/23/2018 at 10:02 AM, Lupatria said:

Meanwhile there are estimated 8 mio. dementia patients on the road who forgot to acquire a driving license at all...

And those others drivers in Thailand that actually have a legally acquired license, how many have dementia ?

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