‘Street racer’ hits cop directing motorcade traffic

'Street racer' hits cop directing motorcade traffic

On Saturday in Samut Songkhram’s Amphawa area, a police officer was struck by an inebriated driver while performing his duty.

On Samut Songkhram-Bang Phae path in the Amphawa district’s tambon Bang Chang, the tragedy happened close to a U-turn in front of the gas manufacturing factory.

Around 6.30 p.m., Pol Sen Sgt Maj Nichet Huayyaem of the Amphawa policeman was controlling customers to make room for HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s fleet to preside over a meeting at King Rama II Memorial Park.

Pol Sen Sgt Maj Nichet was severely hurt when a azure Honda vehicle almost hit him at great speed. He jumped up and into the white Toyota Vios ‘ way. With breathing problems and a foot scar, he was taken to Tambon Mae Klong’s Somdej Phra Phutthaloetla Hospital.

The two vehicles were possible racing each other, according to CCTV images.

Pornchai Chusuttisakun, a 43-year-old drivers of the Toyota Vios, admitted to the police that he had been traveling on the left side until the violet Honda veered into his driveway. He claimed that he was shocked by the incident and had no idea the officer had arrived until the very last minute.

Almost five times higher than the legal limit of 50mg, 240 milligrams per liter of blood was detected by a breathalyzer test.

According to a cause, the Amphawa police captain and Samut Songkhram Provincial Police chief Pol Maj Gen Somphob Khuhawichanan are monitoring the officer’s problem.