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Surgeon Charged with Drunk Driving in Fatal Porsche Crash

Drunk Surgeon Kills 2 in Bangkok Traffic Accident

Bangkok police on Wednesday charged a surgeon with drunk driving after he smashed his Porsche into a Honda, killing two people.

The fatal accident occurred Aug. 29 when the surgeon drove his brand-new Porsche on Rachaphruek Road under the BTS Bang Wa Station. Two people in the Honda died.

Pol. Maj. Gen. Piya Tavichai, deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, said that shortly after the crash, police found the surgeon’s blood alcohol level at 80mg/dl at 6 a.m.

At 11 a.m. he was still at 44mg/dl. The surgeon sought the subsequent measurement.

Police used the result from the first measurement which was close to the time of the crash and charged the surgeon with drunk driving, Piya said.

For other charges, police had yet to find out if the surgeon violated the executive decree on public administration in emergency situations and a speed limit, he said.