The driver of the pick-up truck that careered through over a dozen people, killing two in Pattaya early on Monday morning was confirmed by police to have had amphetamines in his system at the time of the accident.
Following the tragic accident the driver allegedly told officers he had suffered an epileptic seizure police are currently looking into the driver’s medical history and it was reported that pharmaceutical drugs were found in his truck.
It was confirmed by Daily News that the driver was identified as Akkradech Udomrat, 44, the owner of a beer bar on Pattaya’s Walking Street.
The accident which took place at around 7am on Monday morning left a trail of destruction with two people and a dog dead and a further 15 injured of which eight are still receiving treatment in hospital.
It was confirmed by chief Apichai Krobpetch that Akkradech underwent a urine test and Banglamung Hospital which produced a purple result revealing that he had amphetamines in his system, the urine sample has been sent for further testing to reveal if any other drugs were taken.
Rumours surfaced online that illegal narcotics were found in the Black Isuzu pick-up but this was confirmed by police not to be the case, however there was unidentified pharmaceutical drugs found which have been sent away for testing also.
Chief Apichai confirmed that Akkradech has been refused bail and is sent to go before a judge today where it is expected he will be ordered to remain in jail until a trial can take place.
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Source : Dailynews
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