Drunk drug-control officer arrested after rampage at area hospital

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A drunk Narcotics Suppression Bureau officer was arrested after going on a rampage and shooting his service weapon inside Bangkok Hospital Pattaya.

Sen. Sgt. Vimol Seedawong, 37, was subdued by Pattaya police, led by new Superintendent Col. Thummanoon Mankhong in the wee hours of April 15. Vimol had apparently begun ranting and pulling his weapon on nearby Soi Potisan before entering the hospital.

Sen. Sgt. Vimol Seedawong is subdued and taken to the police station after firing off a round in the emergency room at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya. Sen. Sgt. Vimol Seedawong is subdued and taken to the police station after firing off a round in the emergency room at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya.

Witnesses reported the officer was raving wildly and fired one shot into the floor the emergency room. The shot ricocheted around the room, but no one was injured.

Police arrived to find Vimol still waving his weapon around and shouting incoherently. After surrounding and subduing Vimol, officers took a statement from the man, who exhibited signs of being drunk.

In the statement, the officer claimed his commanding officer and colleagues at the Narcotics Suppression Bureau had all been dead. Officers checked and found all were quite alive.

Thummanoon contacted Vimol’s commanding officer, who will be in charge of any disciplinary action. Meanwhile, the rouge officer was booked on charges of reckless endangerment and drunk and disorderly conduct.