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Sleeping Phuket policeman charged with reckless driving after flipping car

PHUKET: A Phuket policeman has been charged with reckless driving after he fell asleep at the wheel, crashed into a pickup truck and flipped his vehicle close to Bangkok International Hospital in the early hours of this morning.

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Eakkapop Thongtub

Thursday 8 March 2018, 10:57AM

Lt Sunan Petchnoo of the Phuket City Police was notified of an accident on Yaowarat Rd in front of Bangkok Hospital Phuket in Phuket Town at 2:40am this morning (Mar 8).

Lt Sunan, medical staff from Bangkok Hospital Phuket and Kusoldharm rescue workers arrived at the scene to find a white Honda Civic turned on its side in the middle of the road.

Nearby was a damaged black Isuzu Dmax pickup truck parked at the side of the road.

An injured man was found inside the Honda Civic and it took rescue workers 15 minutes to free him from the car.


The man had minor injuries to his his chin and was taken to Bangkok Hospital Phuket. He then went to Phuket City Police Station.

Lt Sunan said, “The Isuzu pickup driver, Wittawat Patomnupong, 26, parked his vehicle in front of the Kasikorn Bank Samkong Branch. The Honda driver, Sub Lt Chartchai Puangnuam, 53, of the Phuket Provincial Police was heading from the Samkong Intersection when he crashed into the back of the pick up truck causing his vehicle to overturn.

Sub Lt Chartchai told us that he fell asleep. At this stage he has charged him with reckless driving causing damage,” Lt Sunan added.



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Kurt | 08 March 2018 - 13:10:52

A thai police Sub-Lt who falls asleep behind the wheel on a road in town?
What is wrong with that man?
Did he not sleep enough in the police station before hitting town roads?
Big joke.

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