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MBK executive held for killing vendor

An MBK mall executive was arrested for killing a street vendor and injuring a garbage collector in an alleged drunk-driving incident in Bangkok early yesterday.

Following the accident report shortly after midnight, police arrived at Hua Med Alley on Chakkrawat Road in Samphanthawong district and found the body of street vendor Somchai Kampiewphan, 57, an injured city employee Thaweep Saenkham, 27, near a garbage truck.

MBK Group's Decoration Department executive Chaidole Krairiksh, 61, was arrested at the scene.

His Mercedes Benz sustained damaged to the front.

Chaidole had a blood-alcohol level of 97mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood and has been charged with drunk driving causing death and injury.

Police said the Mercedes crashed into the garbage truck's rear.

Chaidole said he blacked out while driving home from a party.


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