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Monk arrested for alleged drunk driving, hit-and-run on foreigner in Nan

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Nan monk arrested for alleged drunk driving, hit-and-run

By The Nation

 

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A monk was arrested for alleged drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident in Nan's Muang district on Wednesday night.
 

Muang Nan Pol Lt Col Phattarawut Chaeng-amphan, said they are waiting for the results of laboratory tests to confirm the blood alcohol level of Phra Chamroen Jittasawaro, 50. If the results are positive, police will seek his defrocking and officially charge him.

 

Chamroen was allegedly driving a brand new car that hit a car driven by Sean Peter Kenny, 54, on a road in Tambon Chaiyasathan in Muang district at 10.20pm.

 

The foreigner was driving with his Thai wife, Kamolrot Pichaiwong, and their son. He called the 191 emergency police line and told them that his Toyota car had been hit by a Honda car with red licence plates.

 

Police checked footage from security cameras in the area and traced the Honda car to a temple in Ban Thung Kham village in Tambon Chaiysathan where Phra Chamroen was arrested.

 

The temple was about 7 kilometers away from the accident site.

 

Police said that the monk admitted that he drove the car and his car lost control and hit the other car.

 

Police detected alcohol on the monk's breathe so his blood sample was taken for testing.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30362858

 

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15 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

Allegedly drunk and driving a new car....

 

It would have only gotten better if had turned out he was on his way back home after a rendezvous with his GF/wife/gik etc...

 

Who knows, maybe his gambling mates were involved as well 🙂

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Luckily for all it was a side swipe rather than a head on. Drink driving is stupid, regardless of who does it.

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One of the expats here in our rural village in Buriram was t-boned by a monk that briefly stopped and then left the scene. The expat almost lost his toe, but luckily remembered the license plate number and the police were eventually able to track him down. Nothing done to him for fleeing the scene of an accident.  

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Another question not raised, is why was he out at night?  Highly unusual for monks to be out from their temples after sundown.  

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