Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Capital cops brawl after moto accident

Capital cops brawl after moto accident

Capital cops brawl after moto accident

Two sets of drunken police officers were briefly detained and released after a motorbike accident led to a roadside brawl in the capital’s Chbar Ampov district on Saturday night, local police said yesterday.

Ek Samron, deputy district police chief, said the accident occurred, ironically enough, when two allegedly drunk municipal traffic police officers ran their motorbike into another moto carrying three reportedly intoxicated immigration police officials at about 9:30pm.

“According to the immigration police, the Phnom Penh municipal traffic police were driving drunk and turned, running into their motorbike. They then got off their motorbike and fought with [the immigration police], so they fought them back,” Samron said

“The two couldn’t win over the three,” he added. “The three beat them up and they got seriously injured on their face and mouth.”

After locals reported the altercation to police, officers arrived on the scene and intervened, but all the parties were ultimately released after a “compromise”.

“We brought them to the station and educated them and solved the problem,” Samron said.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Government approves plan to relocate Phnom Penh’s airport

    The government has signed off on a proposal to build a new airport to serve Phnom Penh and has earmarked land in Kandal province for the $1.5 billion project. A new international airport to replace the existing Phnom Penh International Airport will be constructed on partially

  • American convicted of raping boy, 10, in Siem Reap

    A 79-year-old American man was sentenced to one year in prison for raping a 10-year-old boy by Siem Reap Provincial Court on Wednesday. John Paul Zollbrecht, of Washington state, was sentenced to one year in prison while a Cambodian man who helped facilitate the abuse, 23

  • PM derides talk of government affairs, hinting phone records could reveal all

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday night told Cambodia’s starlets to either name their high-profile government lovers or keep quiet, telling a room full of journalists he did not want to be tarred with the same brush. Addressing more than 3,400 people at the second