Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Mob chases drunk senior RCAF official

Mob chases drunk senior RCAF official

A least one person was seriously injured after a senior military official allegedly drunkenly swerved through the streets of Phnom Penh on Saturday afternoon.

The official, identified as a lieutenant colonel in the elite Brigade 911 unit, was driving a Land Cruiser along Russian Boulevard in a “terribly drunken” state, said Por Sen Chey district’s deputy traffic police chief Pheuk Heng.

Once past the airport, the official collided into a car, which began pursuing him.

After a 15- to 20-minute chase, the colonel hit a motorbike, breaking the right leg of its rider, and then careened into a streetside food cart.

The car – now with a broken windshield and flat tire – was immobilised, allowing authorities to arrest its driver, but not before locals gathered and punched the man.

Heng declined to disclose the official’s name.

He was allowed to go home “temporarily” after agreeing to pay $200 to $250 in compensation to the victims of his bender, save for the wounded moto driver, who was hospitalised and has not yet asked for compensation or for charges to be pressed.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Khmer New Year games: it’s never too late to try them out

Even though games such as “Fight for the leaf” or “Hide the towel” are traditionally played during the Khmer New Year holidays

Khmer New Year getaway: Ghost Island

One of 23 islands in the sea of Koh Kong, Koh Kmoch (Ghost Island) has a wealth of corals and other sealife visible through its crystal clear water.

ACLEDA’s boss on how tech is changing financial services

In today’s world of fast-changing technology, Cambodia is seeing increasing innovation in financial services.