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Drunk army sergeant charged with vehicular homicide after killing couple at Chiang Mai intersection


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A sergeant in the Thai army has been charged with vehicular homicide after he drove into a couple and their daughter at a Chiang Mai intersection on Saturday night.

 

He was drunk and had gone through a red light at the 700 year old Stadium intersection in Muang district at 10pm.

 

Thun, 49, and his wife Suilangsiaw, 41, were both killed. Their daughter Phennapha survived with serious injuries.

 

Phrathammanoon military officers took the suspect to the Chang Pheuak police next day to surrender.

 

He accepted charges of causing death while driving, drunk driving and disobeying signs (a red light).

 

He will be dealt with by a military court. 

 

Thai Rath reported that it had yet to be determined how much alcohol was in his system. 

 

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20 minutes ago, BritScot said:

But they have magic BMW's with laptops to seek and destroy those dirty, dangerous foreigners on overstay!!! Good use of manpower and police resource heaven forbid using them to patrol the roads.

Immigration police aren't responsible for enforcing traffic rules, as is the case back home in bonnie Utopia, therefore your point is moot.

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44 minutes ago, paul1804 said:

And further he committed a civilian offence and not during an army exercise so why doesnt he be tried by a civilian court, we all know the outcome of the military court!!!

No we don't know the outcome of this military court !!! it's a damn sergeant,... not a well connected general !!!

 

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32 minutes ago, Lemsta69 said:

Immigration police aren't responsible for enforcing traffic rules, as is the case back home in bonnie Utopia, therefore your point is moot.

Not really as the money comes from the same pot. The lines between agencies in Thailand are very grey and one would see that if they got a visit from immigration with a mix of both imigration vehicles and police vehicles. You would also see this when they go and arrest some poor old guy sitting having a coffee with dozens of police and swat maybe even army. 

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39 minutes ago, Lemsta69 said:

Immigration police aren't responsible for enforcing traffic rules, as is the case back home in bonnie Utopia, therefore your point is moot.

They all get their money from the same pot and the lines between agencies is very grey. My personal experience was 6 vehicles of immigration and police turn up at my house at 07:30am checking I lived there. Yes both police and immigration police. I also remember the old boy having a coffee when dozens of police arrested him for overstay (I'm not sure if swat was involved). This harden criminal had lost his wife and his mental state confused.... How often do we read about military and police along with immigration police raid a house.....

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

He accepted charges of causing death while driving, drunk driving and disobeying signs (a red light).

 

He will be dealt with by a military court. 

OK , fair enough, if it has to be dealt with by the military, then they should accept the military killed people and pay 50 million baht up  the child in compensation from the military coffers.

 

If not let the normal courts deal with it and give him 10 years plus confiscation of all his assets and half his wages for the next 25 years

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7 hours ago, worgeordie said:

"Phrathammanoon military officers took the suspect to the Chang Pheuak police next day to surrender."

Next day ....so a lot less that's for sure

regards worgeordie

The Johnnie Walker Black Label sticker on his forehead should give a clue.....

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