Fatal Road Accident: Intoxicated Taxi Driver Allegedly Crashes Into Deputy Police Inspector Leading to His Death at Bangkok Charity Event


At 6:00 AM, on April 28th, 2024, Thai national media reported a fatal road accident case of an intoxicated taxi driver allegedly struck a Bang Khen deputy police inspector on duty, leading to his death, at a walk-and-run charity event on Phahonyothin Road, Bang Khen, Bangkok.

According to Thai national media, Pol. SubLt. Assada Chamniansri, the Bang Khen deputy police inspector, reportedly had facilitated traffic for a walk-and-run charity event on outbound Phahonyothin Road.

However, a taxi driver, publicly identified only as Mr. Warabut, 43, allegedly struck Pol. SubLt. Assada with his vehicle, causing him to fall unconscious and attain a serious head wound. Erawan Emergency Services performed first aid before urgently transferring Pol. SubLt. Assada to Bhumibol Hospital for immediate medical treatment.

Unfortunately, Pol. SubLt. Assada reportedly was later pronounced deceased by Bhumibol physicians. The police conducted alcoholic tests on the taxi driver and found more than 287 milligrams per decilitre in his blood system, according to Thai national media.

The amount of alcohol that is considered an offense is blood alcohol levels above the legal limit of .50 milligrams per decilitre.

The taxi driver, Warabut, allegedly told the police that he went out drinking alcoholic beverages and watching football all night in the Huai Khwang area. Warabut allegedly emphasized that he was not intoxicated and was heading to his residence in the morning. At the accident scene, he realized that a person, Pol. SubLt. Assada, was standing in the middle of the road, however, he could not avoid striking him and directly hit Pol. SubLt. Assada.

Initially, the police pressed charges of DUI offenses costing another person’s life. It was reported that Pol. SubLt. Assada had a wife and four children who would receive welfare and other rights following orders from the Superintendent of the Bang Khen Police Station.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.