Alcohol found in blood of drivers killed in tollway smash

national May 12, 2012 00:00

By The Nation

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Unspecified levels of alcohol were found in the blood of both drivers killed when their luxury cars crashed in a road accident last month, assistant national police chief Pol LtGeneral Jaramphorn Suramanee said yesterday.

The officer gave no details of the drivers’ bloodalcohol levels, only saying that the legal limit was 150 miligram percentage, citing a forensic study.(don’t think this is right…. Shld be 0.5 g alcl/litre of blood or .05%(?))

Major Sakdiphat Pathummarak – the son of former Thai Rak Thai Party executive Chranchai Pathummarak – was driving a Toyota Fortuner SUV, which was rammed from behind by a Porsche driven by Thaifa Chayaworaprapa, a millionaire businessman. The collision took place at 12.30am in an outbound lane of the tollway near the Daily News newspaper office in Bangkok.

Traffic camera footage showed that shortly before the crash, the SUV travelled past the nearest camera 1.32 seconds ahead of the Porsche, which was 1.08 seconds ahead of a Mazda 3 sedan, whose unnamed driver sustained minor injuries, Jaramphorn said. He did not explain how the order of the three vehicles would be useful in deciding who was at fault.


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