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Police Blotter: 28 Jan 2013

Mistrustful man mauled in moto mileage melee
How many litres of gasoline does it take for a moto to get from Battambang to Phnom Penh? You might not want to ask. Battambang police said a 22-year-old man was drunkenly bragging that he could drive his moto from Battambang to Phnom Penh on only three litres of gas. When another man argued that a bike would consume at least 15 litres on the journey, the young lout whipped his mobile phone at the man’s head, punching him in the face a few times for good measure. The young man’s next attempt to explain his moto’s extraordinary mileage will be to a judge. Rasmei Kampuchea

Ripped recidivist way too drunk to hurt anyone?
Three litres of booze, one wooden stick and an ex-con with a propensity for violence – what could possibly go wrong? Police said that a 25-year-old man who spent three months in jail last year for assault was back at it on Friday. After delivering repeated blows to the head and torso of two companions, police slapped on the cuffs and hauled him off. Faced with the prospect of another jail stay, the man is claiming he couldn’t have done much damage as he was simply too drunk. Kampuchea Thmey

Two injured in Kampong Speu truck hit-and-run
Two women were critically injured on Friday in Kampong Speu’s Chhbar Mon town in a hit-and-run collision with a truck. The two women, 19 and 46, were riding a motorbike when the speeding truck, which police said was out of control, entered their lane and struck them. The driver fled the scene, leaving onlookers to deal with the carnage. The injured pair was sent to hospital with injuries to their heads and bodies. Deum Ampil

Texas-tea-taking duo picked up in Kandal
A pair of Kandal criminals struck black gold in a less-than-honest way on Thursday, relieving the generator of a local construction site of 30 litres of oil. Police said they were apprehended and detained by the manager at the building site, who claimed the duo had dropped in to pilfer oil on more than one occasion. The duo is denying the claim, saying they merely “found” the oil unattended in a rice field and decided to transport it home. Nokorwat

Ten-year-old seriously injured in hit-and-run
A 25-year-old man is in jail after allegedly hitting a 10-year-old girl in Pursat town on Friday. Police said the victim was bicycling home from school when the truck entered her lane going the wrong direction. The collision left her with a severe head injury. The driver tried to flee, but villagers held him for police, who said his careless driving was to blame. NokoRwat

To contact the reporter on this story: Phak Seangly at seangly.phak@phnompenhpost.com

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