3 February 2024 at 05:35PUBLISHED
The Do n’t Sip Drive Foundation has pushed for greater drink driving regulations after a drunken police officer in Roi Et caused an accident on Thursday that critically injured 12-year-old boys and damaged 12 cars.
The incident happened on Prem Pracharath Road on Thursday at 9.50 a.m. when the pilot, who was identified as Pol Snr Sgt Maj Somsong Sriardree- ar and worked for the Na Nai authorities station in Sakon Nakhon province, crashed his light pickup truck into another truck when hitting the back of the motorcycle that the 12-year-old boy was riding.
The child fell off the motorcycle and was dragged 300 meters along the path by the delivery.
Before being arrested, the vehicle continued to travel at great velocity, colliding with eight more riders, another car, and a three-wheeler.
The boy had broken arms and other severe wounds when he was rushed to Roi Et Hospital.
According to Dr. Taejing Siripanich, secretary-general of the foundation, the police officer’s body contained more beer than 321 milligrams.
He claims that drinking beer at a concentration of more than 300 mg can cause dizziness, making it challenging to maintain consciousness. The man may become unconscious if their alcohol levels rises to 400mg.
It is typical for those who are under the influence of alcohol to experience both physical and mental incapacity. According to Dr. Taejing, individuals with alcohol levels higher than 300mg may provide automatic mode and have no notion what they hit.
According to him, breaking the law does result in the harshest punishment for the criminal as a law enforcer.
The event highlights the shortcomings of Thailand’s legal system. It even helped us realize that our 20-year campaign to stop drinking and driving has been a failure, he continued.
Dr. Taejing pushed for a specific law prohibiting drunken moving from being passed by the government.
” The laws must be enforced against all related people who permit those who are under the influence of alcohol to travel, including the liquor sellers.”
However, when a car accident happens, every driver has become thoroughly tested for alcohol levels, according to Dr. Taejing.
The event is being overseen by Muang Roi Et police captain, and it was reported that National Police Chief Pol Gen Torsak Sukvimol acknowledged the situation.
The offender has been detained at the officers place and will be held in custody for 48 hours by a judge. His request for loan was denied.
A administrative investigation into the situation will also be launched by Sakon Nakhon Provincial Police.