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Anna Hamblaouris the 28 year old Thai / English actress who slammed into a police car killing the driver has surrendered to the police for drug and alcohol testing.
The incident took place at around 6-30 am yesterday (Friday morning). Pol Sub Lieutenant Napadol Wongbunndit, 44, was sleeping in his police car at the time of the accident and died of head injuries, Anna Hamblarouis, better known as Anna Reese will now face charges of reckless driving causing death and escaping arrest. The police who did not immediately arrest Anna at the scene allowing her to leave with relatives will also face investigation.
Pol Major Somchai Saraket of Prawet Police, who rushed to the scene, said Anna had looked so shocked she could not give testimony at that time and her relatives had showed up and asked permission for her to testify later.
Later on, Anna cooperated with police and took tests determine if she was on drugs or alcohol. The initial tests showed no signs of drug abuse, however it will take about a week to determine if she had consumed alcohol.
After calming down, she explained to police that she had gone out in the early hours because she was hungry. “I think my car might have been going at a speed of over 100km per hour when a motorcycle cut in front. I tried to avoid the motorcycle, but ended up slamming into another car instead,” she said. A security guard working at a showroom near the scene of the crash, provided matching information.
He said he saw a Mercedes Benz and a big bike moving on the road at high speed before he heard the bike slow down and then a big bang. He added that he rushed out after hearing the big crash and only found two cars on the road. There was no sign of the bike.
Anna said she was very sad about the incident and was ready to compensate the victim’s family. She also said she was planning to go on a religious retreat and make merit for the victim. She has been granted temporary release.
The late police officer’s widow, Chantana Wongbundit, 42, said she could not cope with her husband’s sudden death. “I’d only just spoken to him,” she said, describing her husband as a very good man, who was well loved by his colleagues and supervisor.
Napadol is survived by his wife and two daughters aged eight and 11