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Drunk woman injures many people during hour-long wild drive

A DRUNK woman who had lost millions in a business swindle hit a couple of cars and some motorcycles while injuring many people during a hour-long drunk driving spree from Khae Rai intersection in Nonthaburi province to Rama 6 road from 11 p.m. to midnight last night, INN News reported today (August 12, 2020).

Ms. Wichuda, 37, was driving a Mercedes Benz sedan and had blood alcohol content level of 257 milligrams when was she finally stopped near the house of Mr. Chatchawal Kong-udom, or Chat Taopoon, a former Bangkok senator and former executive editor of Siam Rath newspaper and current leader of Thai Local Power Party.

The hour-long wild drive started at Khae Rai intersection in Nonthaburi where Wichuda hit a few vehicles and fled, turning and speeding down Vibhavadi-Rangsit road before turning into Phaholyothin road and then heading to Kamphaeng Phet road and ending up at Rama 6 Road.

While chased by police and some local volunteers, she still managed to hit and damage a few more vehicles in front of Tor Kor Market at Kamphaengphet road, Chatuchak district, but drove on and was finally stopped at a road block placed at an apartment block after hitting another vehicle parked in front of a company near Chatchawal’s house.

Police said several people were injured during her drunk driving spree with two cars and four motorcycles damaged.

Chatchawal coaxed the distress woman, who had a cut above her left eyebrow, to come out of her sedan, which had been damaged up front with the rear glass shattered.

After talking to Wichuda’s father, who lives at the apartment block where the sedan was finally stopped, Chatchawal revealed the she was distressed after losing millions in a business fraud and that she was well-educated having graduated from a university in US.

Bang Sue police inspector Pol. Maj. Watchira Asawut said Wichuda had been sent for treatment at Paolo Hospital Saphan Kwai and after recovery will be charged with hit-and-run drunk driving that caused injury to others plus damaging property. More charges would be filed if any other offense is found from going through CCTV camera footage.


Top and second below: The Mercedes Benz sedan damaged during a hour-long wild drive. Photos: INN News

First below: One of the two sedans damaged during the drunk driving spree. Photo: Sanook.com

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