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Actress arrested for drunk-driving gets bail

Actress arrested for drunk-driving gets bail

BANGKOK: An actress and model involved in a crash that killed a policeman two years ago has been arrested on a drunk-driving charge after her sedan hit another car in a pub parking lot in Bangkok’s Huay Kwang district, police said.

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By Bangkok Post

Monday 22 May 2017, 02:22PM


Anna Hamblaouris when she turned herself in to police to face a charge of reckless driving causing death in June 2015. Photo: Bangkok Post

Anna Hamblaouris when she turned herself in to police to face a charge of reckless driving causing death in June 2015. Photo: Bangkok Post

Anna Hamblaouris, 30, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and later released on police bail.

After making a scene at a pub, she drove her BMW sedan into another vehicle in the car park while she was attempting to leave, according to Thai media reports.

Huay Kwang Police were informed of the incident about 2am today (May 22) by the pub staff.

When police arrived, they found her yelling and apparently intoxicated. She was taken to the police station but could not give a statement. She was asked to blow into a breathalyser and found to have an excessive blood alcohol content, police said.

According to police, no other charge was pressed against her. She was was expected to be arraigned at the District Court of Northern Bangkok this morning.

Col Arkhom Chantaraj, acting superintendent of Huay Kwang Police Station, said later the court hearing was postponed.

The actress was released on police bail pending further investigation. She would also be taken to the Police General Hospital for a drug test.

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The investigation would be wrapped up within 30 days, he said.

The Thai-English actress, whose stage name is Anna Reese, was involved in a fatal crash in Bangkok’s Prawet district in June 2015. Her Mercedes Benz rear-ended a parked police car and killed Sub Lt Napadol Wongbunndit, who was taking a rest in the backseat. 

No alcohol or drug tests were conducted and she was allowed to leave the scene without being arrested because she was reportedly ‘too traumatised’ and ‘not ready'.

She later turned herself in to police, was charged with reckless driving causing death and released on bail.

In August 2015 she reached a settlement with the dead officer’s family in a civil case, reportedly agreeing to pay B6.2 million in compensation, B1.2mn of which would be covered by her insurance company.

She also briefly ordained as a nun – for a week.

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LES | 27 May 2017 - 17:41:27

Obviously a fine did not work !.Its too easy to sign a cheque but not so easy to do hard time. The judicial system has a lot to answer for.
A long prison sentence in grim surrounding hopefully will sort out this awful person.

Kurt | 22 May 2017 - 19:01:55

Eagle,... Like in other developed countries the Court can order her to drive only her own car, the one with a alcohol lock, with a notification on her driving license.
Difficult, yes?
Violation of the Court decision should be followed by confiscating any other car she drives and lock her up immediately, because a suspension of jail time should have handed out to her.
This woman is dangerous.
E...

KCPhuket | 22 May 2017 - 19:01:42

That's a Bloke!!

KCPhuket | 22 May 2017 - 19:00:18

That's a bloke!!

KCPhuket | 22 May 2017 - 18:59:08

That\\\'s  a  bloke!!

Kurt | 22 May 2017 - 15:19:42

Seen her 'alcohol history', it seems this woman is a continuing danger on Thai roads ( except her 1 week show ordination as a non).
Why, after her first road killing 'accident' was her driving license not confiscated for a period of 5-6 years?
Like in other developed countries.
The lack of proper government action created a dangerous continuing story.
This kind of dangerous alc...

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