No breathalyser check for Phuket resort proprietor after crash, police say he didn’t scent like alcohol

Police didn’t check the alcohol levels of the well-known owner of the Sri Panwa luxurious resort in Phuket after he misplaced management of his Bentley, crashing right into a metal barrier and causing the automobile to flip a quantity of occasions earlier than it set on fire. The proprietor of the five-star resort had crashed one other automotive nearly precisely a yr prior and was treated within the intensive care unit.
This month, 40 12 months outdated Vorasit “Pla Wan” Issara crashed his Bentley right into a steel barrier as he was driving around a bend in the southern province Phang Nga. Pla Wan and his friends came out of the accident unscathed as they managed to flee the automotive before it set fireplace. Pla Wan was charged with reckless driving and inflicting harm to property, however police didn’t have his blood alcohol levels measured following the incident, as a result of they “did not odor alcohol”, based on the police station’s Facebook web page.
Lawyer Somchai Ameen said that the officers involved have neglected their responsibility by not ordering the driving force to have his alcohol ranges examined and in flip could have deliberately assisted Pla Wan in escaping punishment.
The Road Traffic Act 1999 prohibits driving whereas intoxicated and violators face imprisonment of no more than one 12 months, or a nice of 5,000-20,000 baht and suspension of their licence for at least six months. If the driver is insured, insurance firms will request the results of blood alcohol exams, and if the driving force is discovered to be drunk driving the insurance firm is not going to protect them.
Plawan was charged with reckless driving and causing damage to property, specifically the metal barrier, and paid a fine of one thousand baht at Thai Muang Police station, but his alcohol levels were not examined, in accordance with an announcement launched on their Facebook web page.
The officers at the scene spoke to Plawan for ten minutes and “did not smell alcohol” so they did not suspect drunk driving, in accordance with Muang Thai Police Station’s Facebook page.
Station chief Boriboon Yoosuksomboon stated an alcohol test was not needed as there have been no severe accidents or deaths or different parties involved.
Somchai stated that, if drunk driving causes multiple accidents, the driver’s licence must be suspended or revoked. Whether Treasure causes injuries or not, the officers are nonetheless liable to test the driver’s alcohol levels, the lawyer added.
Almost a year in the past, Pla Wan crashed his car into an influence pole in Phuket and was critically injured. It was by no means confirmed whether he underwent alcohol testing then, either..