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Thai cop has both legs broken as drunk motorcyclists ignore nighttime checkpoint

A shocking video shows a Laem Chabang cop severely injured as a 20 year old motorcyclist with someone on the back refuses to stop at a 2am checkpoint.

The men were going the wrong way down Muang Mai Tai Road in Sri Racha and were drunk. The driver had no license.

Fifty year old Sombat Reuangsri and colleague Apichart Pangrat had permission to set up the checkpoint.

Sombat steps out into the road but the men on the red Honda Click refuse to obey his request to stop.

The bike ploughs into the officer catapulting him in the air and leaving him with two legs broken and a bloodied face. He was unconscious as his buddy calls for back-up and a trader comes to help.

The motorcyclists were also face down by the side of the road next to the overturned vehicle.

They were later named as 20 year olds Watcharin Phiwchuang and Natthaphon Yatphrom.

Laem Chabang station chief Anugun Preedayut said that the youths had admitted to drinking and not having a license. They were worried about being arrested so decided not to stop. No drugs were found in their systems.

Charges of drunk driving causing grievous bodily harm and negligent driving have been laid. Other charges may follow as all parties are interviewed again.

Chief Anugun said that officer Sombat had an unblemished record and always followed his duties according to the law. He is well respected and liked by his fellow officers on the force.

He is currently recovering in Laem Chabang hospital but is now able to speak and respond to questions.

Daily News did not report on the injuries sustained by the men on the bike.

Thai VisaDaily News



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