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Bus crash driver ‘high on meth’

SURAT THANI: The driver of a bus that skidded off a road on Monday (Jan 1), injuring an American passenger, tested positive for drugs, a police officer said yesterday (Jan 2).

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Bangkok Post

Wednesday 3 January 2018, 08:44AM


A double-decker bus operated by Lomprayah Co skidded off a road in Don Sak district in Surat Thani on Monday. Photo: Supapong Chaolan
A double-decker bus operated by Lomprayah Co skidded off a road in Don Sak district in Surat Thani on Monday. Photo: Supapong Chaolan

Don Sak district police chief Col Sutthi Nitiakkarapong said tests on both driver Samrueng Chuenchom, 36, and his assistant Amornthep Apairat, 22, found methamphetamine (ya bah) substances in their urine.

The tests were carried out by Don Sak Hospital after the double-decker bus operated by Lompraya Co skidded off Road 4142 in Don Sak district in Surat Thani on Monday.

The accident slightly injured Amornthep and American passenger Mariana Paredes, 34.

The driver said the bus was taking 35 tourists from Krabi to a Lomprayah pier in Don Sak, where they were to board a ferry to Koh Samui.

Col Sutthi said the driver and his assistant have been charged with having narcotic substances in their bodies, and their cases will be forwarded to state prosecutors in the province today (Jan 3).

They could face fines of up to B40,000 and an unspecified jail term if found guilty, according to Manop Sutthiphan, the chief of the land transport provincial office.

The transport official said Lomphayah had informed his office that both of them had been fired following the accident.

Surat Thani Governor Wichawut Jinto ordered the land transport office to examine possible legal against Lomphayah, the bus operator.

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malczx7r | 03 January 2018 - 17:22:49

He may have taken it after setting off, though I agree there should be two drivers on a rota system.

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Kurt | 03 January 2018 - 10:54:39

The usual thai long distance bus driving.
Be honest, a thai driving a bus for 12-14 hours (50% night busses), who is able to do that with full driving concentration?
On the route Phuket <--> Bangkok, for safety there should be half way a change of driver.
Drivers who 'burn on meth' or other stuff to remain able to drive 12-14 hours, that is madness.

Section 44 NOW! Any buss dri...

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