Pattaya crash chauffeur deals with drug charge

Cops have actually pushed a drugs charge versus a chauffeur who crashed his cars and truck into a number of bikes, eliminating 2 and hurting more than a lots in Pattaya on Monday.

Akaradej Udomrat informed cops after the mishap on Monday early morning that he fell unconscious behind the wheel after suffering an epileptic seizure. The cops had Mr Akaradej go through an alcohol and drug urine test.

He evaluated favorable for a kind of methamphetamine, Pattaya cops chief Aphichai Kropphet stated on Tuesday.

The cops will today look for approval from the Pattaya Provincial Court to apprehend him for 12 days.

Mr Akaradej is most likely to deal with other charges, consisting of negligent driving triggering death and injuries. He crashed his cars and truck into bikes taking trainees to classes, eliminating 2 and hurting 15, according to cops.

Mr Akaradej stated he had epilepsy and unexpectedly had a fit while driving. He evaluated unfavorable for alcohol. However as an outcome of the drug test outcome, the detectives require to even more examine the medications he was routinely taking along with validate his claim that the mishap happened due to his health problem.

In October, the Department of Land Transportation revealed that drivers with specific health problems, consisting of epilepsy, need to pass a medical checkup prior to getting or restoring their driving licences.

The requirement for checks has yet to come into result.

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