Luxury car dealer faces eight charges

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A luxury car dealer who crashed his sports car into the rear of a saloon killing two people inside will face eight charges and may be kept at a hospital for public safety because of his mental instability in case he is not imprisoned.

Mr Yongyuth Kiatisaksophon, Region 1 public prosecution director-general, said Friday that the public prosecution had wrapped up the case and decided to lodge eight charges against Mr Janpob Veeraporn, a luxury car dealer, for the death of Mr Krisana Thavee and Ms Thanthapat Horsaengchai, following a fatal car collision in Ayutthaya province.

The charges include reckless driving causing death to the other people; driving while not capable of driving; drunk driving; driving without regard to public safety; speeding; driving while under the influence of narcotic drug and defying an order of officials for alcoholic tests.

Ayutthaya public prosecutor Krisada Rojanasuwan said that, besides the eight counts of charges, the public prosecution would ask the court to withdraw the driving licence of Mr Janpob and to recommend that the suspect be kept at a hospital for mental treatment because of his mental disorder which could pose a threat to public safety if he is allowed to go free in the society.

The case file was submitted to Ayutthaya provincial court this afternoon and the first pre-trial hearing was scheduled on May 30.