Photograph courtesy of KhaoSod

A police officer driving inebriated precipitated a multi-vehicle collision in Samut Prakan province, claiming a gearbox situation led to the crash.

The officer, who was driving a Toyota Vios, collided with a bus after which reversed into two parked pickup vans. The incident, which occurred close to Soi Nakhon Khuean Khan 8 in the Phra Pradaeng district, didn’t consequence in any accidents.

A public bus service quantity 82, which runs between Phra Pradaeng and Pahurat, was struck from behind by a Toyota Vios sedan on Nakhon Khuean Khan Highway yesterday at about 5pm. Eyewitnesses on the scene instantly observed that the driving force of the Vios, a police officer recognized solely by his first identify, Pinij, appeared intoxicated. The entrance of the sedan sustained vital harm, with a shattered windshield, and the rear confirmed indicators of multiple collisions.

Following the crash, Pinij, a prevention and suppression officer on the Phra Pradaeng Police Station, exited his automobile displaying behaviour indicative of alcohol consumption. He attributed the erratic driving to a malfunction together with his automobile’s gearbox. The authorities performed a right away investigation, which included sending Pinij for an alcohol take a look at at Bangpakok 3 Hospital. The outcomes are anticipated inside 15 days. If discovered responsible, Pinij faces each authorized and disciplinary actions.

Throughout this time, Pinij was present process coaching as a part of the 53rd commissioning course on the Provincial Police Coaching Faculty Area 1. In the meantime, the bus driver, 66 12 months previous Pitiya, recounted the second his automobile was hit. He was carrying passengers as regular when he felt the impression from behind. After stopping to examine the harm, he witnessed the Vios collide together with his bus two extra occasions and reverse into two different parked automobiles, reported KhaoSod.

Disciplinary motion

The incident drew consideration from close by residents, who gathered across the scene and had been overheard commenting on the police officer’s situation. The police chief of Phra Pradaeng, Prasert Suk Suwan, was knowledgeable of the occasion, prompting an order for additional inquiry and authorized proceedings. The outcomes of the blood alcohol take a look at will decide the subsequent steps, which can embody disciplinary actions equivalent to warnings, confinement to barracks, or responsibility suspension.

The accident has raised considerations about drunk driving and the conduct of regulation enforcement officers whereas off responsibility. The police have recorded the incident and are reviewing CCTV footage from the world to find out the complete sequence of occasions.

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