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Police Blotter: 30 Nov 2010

Drunk driver caught after 5km car chase
Battambang town police on Friday arrested three drunken men following a car chase. According to witnesses, the car’s driver was extremely drunk and cruising through Ratanak Mondul district, when he ran into a motorbike coming in the opposite direction. The bike rider suffered injuries to the face and feet, but the driver sped off. Police began to chase the car, which was forced to stop about five kilometres down the road due to a flat tyre.

Grandfather distraught after grandson dies
Police said an 18-month-old boy died after his grandfather accidentally wounded him in Battambang town on Friday. The “restless” boy was secretly following his grandfather, who was clearing grass at his home with a sickle. However, the sickle slipped from his grasp and struck the boy in the shoulder. The grandfather fell unconscious due to the shock of what happened, and the boy was sent to hospital. However, he died not long after. Police said the death was an accident and they would not be arresting the distraught grandfather.

Lonely, ill woman hangs herself with scarf
A 70-year-old woman was found dead by her house owner on Saturday in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district. The woman at the time was suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes and other kinds of diseases, and instead of suffering the agony of multiple illnesses, she hanged herself with a scarf. A few months ago, she allegedly tried to kill herself but was saved. She had no relatives, and the house owner was giving her free food and shelter.

Electrocuted wife dies in husband’s arms
A 46-year-old woman was electrocuted at her home in Kampong Speu’s Chhbar Mon district on Thursday. Her husband said that after she had finished a load of washing, her hands were wet when she went to charge her mobile phone. She was immediately shocked, and the husband pried her away from the electricity with the use of a scarf. He began to massage her while they waited for an ambulance, but his wife died in his arms before help arrived.

Three men nabbed for $8,000 truck heist
Two men were arrested on suspicion of committing a robbery in Kampong Thom’s Stung Sen district on Saturday. Police said the two suspects ambushed a truck from a local company and made away with US$8,000, but were arrested just a few hours later at a guest house. After questioning the suspects, police then arrested the 29-year-old marketing manager of the company, who is accused of colluding with the bandits.



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