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BANGKOK 24 May 2019 20:38
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Death penalty for DUI: Businessman faces ultimate sanction for murder of cop/wife

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Death penalty for DUI: Businessman faces ultimate sanction for murder of cop/wife

 

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A leading Bangkok businessman could be facing the death penalty after he was charged with murder in the DUI death of a top Crime Suppression Division policeman and his wife on Thursday night. 

 

And a top policeman has warned that the same fate awaits drink drivers nationwide who kill while drunk behind the wheel. Attempted murder charges will be made in non-fatal serious injury cases.

 

Pol Col Jatuporn Ngamsuwitchakun died at the scene at the wheel of his Suzuki Swift. His wife Nutchanat, 44, died in hospital. Their daughter Piyapha, 16, is seriously injured in hospital. 

 

They were involved in a collision with an E 250 Mercedes Benz driven by 57 year old Somchai Werotphiphat who is the high profile owner of a major automotive parts factory. 

 

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He had been playing golf nearby and had consumed 4-5 bottles of beer before saying goodbye to his friends and driving home at around 11pm. 

 

He said he was so drunk that he remembered nothing until he was surrounded by airbags in his own crashed Benz.

 

Top brass police in the shape of Police General Wirachai Songmetta were at the Saladaeng police station yesterday.

 

Gen Wirachai said that this was not just a case of drink driving and negligence causing death. It fell under Article 288 and thus the suspect is being charged with intent to kill - murder. 

 

This could carry anything from 15 years to life imprisonment or even the death penalty, he said, adding: "What happens will be up to the court".

 

Somchai is being held in custody in Taling Chan in western Bangkok. 

 

Gen Wirachai said that the Thai police nationwide are set to charge anyone with murder who causes death while driving drunk. If people are injured in DUI cases drivers will face attempted murder charges instead.

 

Source: Daily News

 

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Electric chair.

 

Next case.

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"leading bangkok bunsinessman"      nuff said.

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25 minutes ago, NCC1701A said:

Electric chair.

 

Next case.

Why waste the power....

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52 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

had consumed 4-5 bottles of beer before saying goodbye to his friends and driving home at around 11pm. 

 

He said he was so drunk

 

From the photo Somchai already has his nose in the air and looking to walk..

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So they made this new law overnight.if this is the case then they best start building a few dozen large prisons because there at least a few thousand deaths by drink driving/riding each year.

if this country's courts were anything like the uk then I would say the prisons would need to house 5 million people.take for instance fight with weapons.here maybe a couple of thousand baht fine.uk a couple or more years.upskirting 500baht,uk up to two years.murder maybe 10 years and paroled early because of the Kings birthday,uk 15 yrs to life.most crimes like domestic violence are not even looked at or it's 500-1,000b and of you go laddie. 

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