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BANGKOK 17 June 2019 05:39
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Rich drunk driving Benz businessman buys off family for 45 million baht in death of cop and wife

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And here is another proof: do you have money? Kill, because then with the money you buy the conscience of the family, GREAT !!!

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may the deceased rest in peace
45 mil and a red plate fortuner seem appropriate understanding of the financial situation of the family

indeed, still the accident happen because the driver was drunk, even if not jail at least few years with social works, such helping traffic accident victims to recover and assist who got permanent injuries .

shall not be only money

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1 hour ago, BestB said:

Totally makes sense , but you making it out as if he or other rich people set out to kill on purpose.

 

poor also drive drunk and jail does not stop them from driving drunk again. 

No they don't but often they have an idea they are above the law. If paying money means they get away without any punishment they will keep feeling they are above the law. Locking someone up shows others what can happen when rich people get locked up other rich people might think twice before going in the car with alcohol.

 

Sure some poor people drive too but I would wager you that the rich take more risks because of their protected status. This is a feeling / opinion i cant backup.

 

For the record I don't think that anyone gets in a car to kill someone but I feel the moment someone drives and drinks they should be punished really harsh even if they don't kill anyone. Drink driving is just not acceptable it endangers others and more often then not the person driving survives while the one he / she hits does not. 

 

I have nothing against drinking or drugs but just don't operate a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 

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Posted (edited)

If nothing else at least this guy has the balls to stick around and face the music unlike that A/*ole from the Red Bull family - BOSS!

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

Jatuporn's two children Suphapitcha, 15, and Piyapha, 12, will each get 15 million baht. As they are minors the money will be administered by the court until they are adults.

I would rather see the money held in a bank account in the name of each child with a monthly index linked amount paid to them.

At the age of adults they then take control of the account!

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He has turned away from drink, has stopped driving and now just drinks coffee, she said. 

 

OOPs just ducked a squadron of flying pigs nearly hit me.

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7 hours ago, Power of life yoga said:

I mean,  I myself would accept 45 million Baht! money makes the world go round and we can't live without it. Nothing can bring the family back and it is very sad. Everyone makes mistakes and his one cost him a large sum of money.  I realize many wouldn't agree with my opinion. but each to their own. 😎 sabai sabai 

Fine , and his contrition should be recognised by slightly reducing his jail sentence.

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8 hours ago, darksidedog said:

I have mixed feelings about this. I am happy that Somchai has put his hand deep in his pocket and ensured the kids are financially set. I am very unhappy that he seems set to escape jail time. Sure, he has shown contrition, but two people are dead because of him. If he is allowed to stay out of jail, it will send a message to every other rich person that you can drive as drunk as you like, wipe out as many people as you like and walk free by lobbing out a few dollars. I hope the court recognises this and ensures he does see time behind bars.

 

Don't worry, they already got the message since they are born, and it is not going to change.

But anyway is it very different in the west where money can also buy freedom ?

 

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, robblok said:

Agreed however i worry there will be no jail for this guy and 45 million is nothing for someone like him.

 

Agree. And he could easily have afforded a driver before and avoided two needless deaths.

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1 hour ago, robblok said:

No they don't but often they have an idea they are above the law. If paying money means they get away without any punishment they will keep feeling they are above the law. Locking someone up shows others what can happen when rich people get locked up other rich people might think twice before going in the car with alcohol.

 

Sure some poor people drive too but I would wager you that the rich take more risks because of their protected status. This is a feeling / opinion i cant backup.

 

For the record I don't think that anyone gets in a car to kill someone but I feel the moment someone drives and drinks they should be punished really harsh even if they don't kill anyone. Drink driving is just not acceptable it endangers others and more often then not the person driving survives while the one he / she hits does not. 

 

I have nothing against drinking or drugs but just don't operate a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 

When I was locked up , cells were full of drunk drivers, none of them

were rich . You would be surprised which take more risks.

 

again not saying what is morally right or wrong but paying a large chunk of money is hardly “non punishment” in my opinion.

 

will he or other rich do it again knowing it may cost 45000000? Is the real question here

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If the money has already changed hands, a ten million fine by the court and a ten year sentence suspended for ten years (if they do that here) might get close. Do not actually see him doing time.

 

Would the insurance pay up or does his drunkenness invalidate that?

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8 hours ago, darksidedog said:

I have mixed feelings about this. I am happy that Somchai has put his hand deep in his pocket and ensured the kids are financially set. I am very unhappy that he seems set to escape jail time. Sure, he has shown contrition, but two people are dead because of him. If he is allowed to stay out of jail, it will send a message to every other rich person that you can drive as drunk as you like, wipe out as many people as you like and walk free by lobbing out a few dollars. I hope the court recognises this and ensures he does see time behind bars.

"it will send a message to every other rich person" that they can continue exactly as they always have? - no changes forthcoming, seems they are all happy with the outcome? _ Its their country................

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1 minute ago, BestB said:

 But you can not have both. Have him pay out a huge amount and jail him.

 

This is where moral dilemma comes in . Do you jail him and let insurance pay 500 000 if that per head or do you let him pay substantial amount and let him walk free. 

 

Justice in the west would say jail him, but looking from a family point of you, clearly they prefer bright future over him rotting in jail and them get peanuts to nothing . 

 

In this particular case, it would appear guy is truly remorseful. He could have paid 1/3 of what he paid and did not have to offer jobs or any other assistance . 

 

Sometimes people do silly things and are willing to accept responsibility for it, as it appears in this case 

Why can't you have both in some Scandinavian countries fines go up if your income goes up. So you can have both. Its just you who says you can't have both.

 

I prefer him to rot in jail and pay, just paying should never be a get out of jail time.

 

You think the guy is remorseful, I doubt it I think he just wants to have no jail time. Giving up drinking.. yea sure. 

 

But I guess you have different views on drinking and driving then I do.

 

 

I think we both disagree on how we see this guy. I see him as an other rich scumbag trying to pay his way out kinda like the guy in the Mercedes who killed the two people by driving in them at crazy speed. Ayuttaya, recently he got a higher sentance.

 

I could be wrong of course he truly is remorseful, just that I have seen this song and dance many times before. 

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