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Suspended sentence for drunk driving

suspended sentence for drunk driving

The son of a deputy minister faced legal consequences, receiving a suspended jail term, a six-month suspension of his driver’s license, a 12-hour community service order, and a 4,000 baht fine after being convicted of drunk driving.

The individual, whose identity remained undisclosed by the authorities, was apprehended for suspected drunk driving after evading a police checkpoint on Bangkok’s Ratchadapisek Road and colliding his BMW into a road barrier during the early hours of the morning.

Around 3:30 am, officers stationed at a checkpoint on Ratchadapisek Soi 31 signaled for a BMW to pull over for inspection. However, the driver declined to stop, resulting in his vehicle crashing into the barrier, leading to his arrest.

Upon request for a breathalyzer test, the driver refused cooperation. Consequently, law enforcement employed an alternative device, yielding a blood-alcohol level of 183mg per 100mL.

The 46-year-old suspect was transported to Prachachuen police station for interrogation but contested the charges, alleging unauthorized arrest and theft of belongings by the police.

Pol Col Sanya Ubonwirattana, the superintendent of Prachachuen police, mentioned that after sobering up, the driver confessed to the charges and was subsequently released on bail.

Later in the morning, the driver appeared in Bangkok North District Court, where he was found guilty of drunk driving. He received a two-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, along with the aforementioned penalties.

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