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Driver who mowed down three police officers released on bail

The driver, who allegedly mowed down three police officers and wounded three others in a car accident in downtown Bangkok on Sunday, was released on bail yesterday after his uncle posted a Bt1.4-million land title deed as guarantee. The bail was actually set at Bt500,000.

Nawaphorn Phetkaew, 25, is expected to report to Criminal Court on June 16, while police wait to interview 10 witnesses and await forensic results. Nawaphorn's uncle Prachuap Chumai said the family would take responsibility and had already spoken to the deceased cops' relatives in order to provide compensation.

Following the accident, Metropolitan Police Division 7 has instructed police to be extra careful while manning checkpoints, which would have clearer signs.


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