A pickup apparently driven by self-described epileptic Akaradej Udomrat eliminated 2 individuals and hurt 15 recently in Pattaya. Mr Akaradej deals with driving and drug charges. (Post Today image)

Authorities have actually pushed a drugs charge versus a chauffeur who crashed his automobile into a number of motorbikes, eliminating 2 and hurting more than a lots in Pattaya on Monday, after they discovered traces of an illegal drug in his urine.

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

The guy’s urine test ended up favorable for substance abuse, Pattaya authorities chief Aphichai Kropphet stated Tuesday.

He checked favorable for a kind of methamphetamine, Pol Col Aphichai stated, mentioning the medical report.

Detectives have actually not yet verified whether it was blended with medications that were supposedly discovered in his automobile.

Though it is still uncertain how the 44-year-old chauffeur got the compound, authorities chose to charge him with substance abuse. He was likewise rejected bail, Pol Col Aphichai stated.

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

Pol Col Aphichai stated Mr Akaradej is most likely to deal with other charges, consisting of negligent driving triggering death and injuries. On Monday authorities needed to safeguard him at the scene of the mishap in front of the Tukcom Pattaya structure when mad residents attempted to assault him, following the deadly crash that eliminated 2 and hurt 15.

Mr Akaradej crashed his automobile into motorbikes taking trainees to classes on South Pattaya Roadway, according to authorities.

Mr Akaradej stated he is an epileptic and unexpectedly had a fit while driving. The suspect checked unfavorable for alcohol. However as an outcome of the drug test outcome, the private investigators require to even more inspect the medications he was frequently taking in addition to confirm his claim that the mishap took place due to his health problem.

Previously in October, the Department of Land Transportation revealed that vehicle drivers with specific health problems consisting of epilepsy needs to pass a medical exam prior to getting or restoring their driving licences.

Medical certificates specifying that it is safe for the candidates to drive are needed by the department. The requirement for checks has yet to come into impact.

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