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Truck rampage damages 36 vehicles - video
« on: December 21, 2016, 04:43:00 PM »
Truck rampage damages 36 vehicles in Ekamai area


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A six-wheel truck being driven in a wild, erratic manner broke through police checkpoints and hit 36 vehicles, 30 cars and 6 motorcycles, in the Ekamai area of Bangkok early Wednesday afternoon.

Around 12.15pm, Makasan police received instructions to stop a white six-wheel truck which was being driven dangerously and causing havoc, and detain the driver.

Police tried unsuccessfully to stop it as it travelled from Phetchaburi Road to North Thong Lor and then to Ekamai Road.

Police finally shot out its tyres and the vehicle came to a stop in front of the  Ekamai Bus Terminal.

Several Twitter users later reported accidents caused by this wildly driven truck.

Traffic police closed the short and busy Ekamai Road, causing traffic to build up in nearby areas of Thong Lor, Phetchaburi Road and Khlong Tan.

The truck left 36 damaged vehicles in its wake, 30 cars and 6 motorcycles.

Early reports were that three people had been injured. The truck driver, aged  30-40 years old, had been arrested and taken to Thong Lor police station.

Pol Col Rithee Pandam, commander of Makkasan police station, said in a radio station interview, described the string of incidents as emanating from a hit-and-tun.

The investigation was continuing, he said.

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Re: Truck rampage damages 36 vehicles -driver was high
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2016, 09:40:17 PM »


Drugged truck driver causes chaos in Ekamai


Driver Ekapot Yotsiri, after his arrest in Ekamai area following his rampage through traffic at the wheel of a truck, hitting 30 cars and 6 motorcycles. (Photo by Patipat Janthong)

The driver of a six-wheel truck that careened wildly through Bangkok's Ekamai area on Wednesday afternoon, hitting 36 vehicles, was high on crystal methamphetamine, or ya ice, police allege.

Metropolitan Police chief Sanit Mahathavorn told a media conference that Ekapot Yotsiri, 27, was found with 1.93 grammes of crystal meth in his possession. He admitted he had taken the drug three days ago to relieve stress after his wife walked out on him.

Before the wild ride he had driven the truck, owned by Chaipiwat Co, to deliver construction materials to a customer in Saphan Khwai area and was on the way back to his office in the Samyan area. He was driving in the wrong lane, which was also the bus lane, so a police officer stopped him.

Mr Ekapot said he realised that he did not have any money on him, so he quickly drove off, and that is when his troubles really began.

Pol Lt Gen Sanit said Mr Ekapot had previously been arrested for drugs on four occasions. Police did not believe the last time he used the drug was three days ago. His urine test on Wednesday came out “purple”, which meant he had a lot of the drug in his body.

Mr Ekapot will be charged with drug possession, careless driving and fleeing the scene of an accident.

Pol Lt Gen Sanit said the first accident occurred when the truck hit a police motorcycle. Police then tried repeatedly to stop the truck. Finally they shot out its tyres on Ekamai Road and the truck came to a stop near the end of Ekamai Road. 

Mr Ekapot got down from the truck cab and ran toward BTS Ekamai station. About 20 passersby helped police stop and arrest him.

Mr Ekapot said he had taken the drug off and on for the past three years, usually when he was driving, but had never had an accident. He said he did not know what he had done.

Pol Sen Sgt Maj Chamnarn Boonvitayakul of Phaya Thai traffic police was the rider of the police motorcycle first hit by the truck as it fled. Mr Ekapot then continued on, hitting 30 cars and six motorcycles in total.

"If he could not go forward, he went backwards, without considering that his action would cause damage to others," said Pol Sen Sgt Maj Chamnarn.

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Re: Street Justice For Truck Driver Who Went On A Wrecking Spree - video
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2016, 02:24:58 PM »
They don't look to happy about having their vehicles damaged

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