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Police Blotter: 18 Jan 2012

Police Blotter: 18 Jan 2012

Drunk driving accident kills three students
Three university students died instantly and one was seriously injured in a traffic accident in Banteay Meanchey province’s Mongkol Borei district on Saturday. Police said the driver of the car was drunk and speeding when the car crashed into a few villagers’ houses, severely damaging them. Police said the victims were all in their twenties. RASMEI KAMPUCHEA

Soldier fails to wake up after drunken revelry
A soldier stationed at Preah Vihear temple was found dead in Svay Rieng province on Sunday. According to his father, 28-year-old Pen Sino took leave to attend a neighbour’s wedding in Svay Rieng town. He was invited to drink with his neighbours one day before the wedding, following which he went to sleep on a hammock. In the morning, friends found Pen Sino dead on the ground near the hammock. Police said that malaria and exhaustion were the likely causes of death, since he had traveled far for the wedding and had been intoxicated. RASMEI KAMPUCHEA

Motorcycle stolen after gas station pit stop
A moto went missing after a man left it at a Total petrol station in the capital’s Daun Penh district on Saturday. The owner said he went briefly into the station’s mini mart to buy snacks, but did not see his motorcycle when he came back out. Residents of the area said motorcycles have often been stolen from outside the mini mart, which is located near the Srah Chak commune police station. kOH SANTEPHEAP  

Capital drug raid nets dealers, customers
A drug bust in Kampong Cham town on Sunday led to the arrest of four people accused of using and selling drugs. Police allege that two of the suspects are sellers and two are users. An unidentified amount of crystal ice was seized in the raid, however, authorities said the suspects flushed some of the drugs down the toilet before authorities arrived. RASMEI KAMPUCHEA

Construction worker arrested for rape attempt
A construction worker in Kandal province’s Takhmao town was arrested on Saturday for allegedly attempting to rape a 25-year-old garment factory worker. Police said Vorn Saravuth, 25, who is married, had rented a room near where the victim was staying. When the victim opened the door, the suspect tried to push her back into the room and rape her. However, the victim started to scream and escaped to file a police report. KAMPUCHEA THMEY  

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