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Court upholds two-year sentence of young driver who killed three cyclists

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Court upholds two-year sentence of young driver who killed three cyclists

By Patinya Srisupamas

 

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The Appeals Court on Tuesday upheld the primary court’s two-year imprisonment of a young woman driver who killed three cyclists when she crashed into them in Chiang Mai’s Doi Saket district in May 2015.

 

The incident, which instantly killed Saman Khanta, 62, Phongthep Khamkaew, 40, and Chaiwat Yonglan, 63, and wounded two other cyclists, took place on the Chiang Mai-Chiang Rai highway section in Tambon Talad Kwan on May 3, 2015.

 

Patchuda Jairuean, who was 23 years old at the time, sustained a broken arm in the crash. Tests showed she had a blood alcohol level of 67 milligrams – above the legal limit of 50mg.

 

The Appeals Court also ordered Patchuda , whose driving licence was also revoked, to pay more compensations to the deceased victims’ families. The original payment of Bt1.7 million compensation for Saman’s widow would now be Bt2.334 million, while compensation for Pongthep’s parents would rise from Bt435,000 each to be Bt1.18 million each.

 

Following the primary court’s verdict last May, Patchuda appealed for a lighter sentence.

 

The deceased victims’ families sought a heavier punishment and more compensation as they said she didn’t seem to show remorse. 

 

The families claimed to have received only Bt200,000 from the obligatory insurance policy and Bt1 million from the voluntary insurance policy for each death.

 

Although the victims’ families said they were content with the Appeals Court verdict, they said they would discuss with relatives and lawyers whether to appeal for a heavier punishment for the defendant. 

 

Patchuda, who has been on bail, wasn’t present in court to hear the verdict on Tuesday but her lawyer applied for further bail pending her appeal to the Supreme Court.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/breakingnews/30319262

 

 
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Kills 3 people through her recklessness, and only gets 2 years.

What the hell is wrong with this country??

 

 

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"pending her appeal to the Supreme Court" - why the h*** would the Supreme Court care about a case like this... 

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This despicable halfwit didn't even show up to court. Bona fide dregs of society along with those judges doling out such pathetic sentences.

The mushroom pickers actually got sent back to jail also. This is why vigilante justice shouldn't be completely overlooked as the actual legal system has totally failed the victims and their families ?

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1 hour ago, z42 said:

This despicable halfwit didn't even show up to court. Bona fide dregs of society along with those judges doling out such pathetic sentences.

The mushroom pickers actually got sent back to jail also. This is why vigilante justice shouldn't be completely overlooked as the actual legal system has totally failed the victims and their families ?

and don't forget the "heavy punishment" of the Red bull scum

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"Kills 3 people through her recklessness, and only gets 2 years.
What the hell is wrong with this country??"
Great. You don't drink and drive. Never?
There's nothing wrong with the country that you criticize.


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Note this crime was committed over 2 years ago. The judicial process drags on whilst the defendant who has been found guilty at every stage remains free on bail. Whilst this is in accordance with the law, it is not anywhere near justice.

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Appeals and has the (financial) punishment increased. I like that. It's not like she didn't actually kill these people, yet she thinks her punishment was too harsh. Let's hope the supreme court increases her jail time too.

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It's a good start, but they need to jail many more of these

irresponsible, stupid, reckless, young people.....mandatory 

minimum sentence of 7 years for each victim!!

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Just now, little mary sunshine said:

It's a good start, but they need to jail many more of these

irresponsible, stupid, reckless, young people.....mandatory 

minimum sentence of 7 years for each victim!!

She is not in jail. Still out on bail. Hasn't served a single day.

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18 minutes ago, Briggsy said:

Note this crime was committed over 2 years ago. The judicial process drags on whilst the defendant who has been found guilty at every stage remains free on bail. Whilst this is in accordance with the law, it is not anywhere near justice.

 

That's true... but it could have been even worse...

 

When I first started reading this news, I was expecting to see the 2-year sentence in the headline, and then, as so often happens, read in the body of the article that the sentence has been suspended, meaning no time in custody.

 

In this case, the courts seem to have actually handed down a real, non-suspended sentence, even though it's less than what this defendant actually deserves -- DUI and killing 3 people.

 

Maybe or so 5 years from now, just maybe, we'll actually find out if this woman ever will have to spend a day in custody for the crimes she committed.

 

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If she'd gone to jail in 2015, her sentence would be up by now. Instead she thinks she can talk and pay her way out of doing a single day behind bars, even though she sent three other people to the black abyss for all eternity. Lock her up and make sure she pays every penny of the money awarded to the victim's families.

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52 minutes ago, carlyai said:

"Kills 3 people through her recklessness, and only gets 2 years.
What the hell is wrong with this country??"
Great. You don't drink and drive. Never?
There's nothing wrong with the country that you criticize.


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Who pays you to write such BS. 

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