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Sticky rice vendor killed as motorbike struck by drunk pickup driver

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The deadly collision was on the busy Srisoothorn Rd in Baan Manik, Cherng Talay, this morning (Dec 8). Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: A 41-year-old worker drinking with friends on his day off will be charged with drunk driving causing death once he is sober enough to understand the charges against him, police confirmed today after a deadly collision with a motorbike rider on the busy Srisoonthorn Rd in Cherng Talay this morning (Dec 8).

 

Police were called to the scene, near the PT petrol station in Baan Manik, at 10:30am.

 

Capt Kraisorn Boonprasop of the Thalang Police and fellow officers arrived to find the body of Srikool Sonjanda, 51, from Udon Thani, face up in the middle of the road.


Read more at https://www.thephuketnews.com/sticky-rice-vendor-killed-as-motorbike-struck-by-drunk-pickup-driver-73923.php#AL8vq4vuASIShGHg.99 

 

 

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The demerit point system would have prevented this.....?

Thai drivers will never change....point system...speeding fines (never paid), red light fines (never paid)....the only fines are paid in cash to the tea fund goons.

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Drunk at 10.30 a.m.

Party started early, though.

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3 hours ago, robblok said:

UK drivers / Dutch drivers / US drivers will never change.. guess what they all did. The problem is not the Thai drivers. Its the lack of enforcement. In the Netherlands is was normal to drink and drive until we got campaigns and loads of road checks. Then it all changed. But enforcement is bad in Thailand.

Same in Oz, until breathalyser road testing became the norm and supported and promoted by advertising campaigns rolled out people drove in all states of drunkenness. We still have a problem with alcohol and other drugs and driving here but it's far. far less than it was before the 'booze bus' was incepted.

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54 minutes ago, marko kok prong said:

410 mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, that is very high is it not.

yes very !

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8 hours ago, webfact said:

 

Police were called to the scene, near the PT petrol station in Baan Manik, at 10:30am.

This unfortunately is not an exception but the rule, when someone up there understands that laws and rules can only make sense if someone enforces them?
R.i.P. for the poor street vendor!

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3 hours ago, marko kok prong said:

410 mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, that is very high is it not.

 

That's likely why he did not have the sense to drive away, sober up, and present self to police within 24 hours. Instead he choose to argue with crowd. Stupid drunk time.

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Police have no time for petty issues like enforcing road safety and drunk driving... they take the easy route, and swoop in after the fact.....

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