A provincial deputy commander of the military police in Ratanakkiri province has been released on bail after killing one motorist and severely injuring a second while driving home drunk from a party. Chhin Then, deputy chief of the provincial traffic police in Ratanakkiri, said Deputy Commander Men Savy was not arrested following the incident on February 12 to allow him to secure compensation for the victims. “We released him on bail because he had to find money. If we followed the law [to arrest him], would there be anyone to pay compensation?” He said Men Savy paid US$5,050 to all the victims and an additional 1 million riel to the family of the dead motorist, Chhin Then added that the case would be submitted to the provincial court for legal action.
Drunken police officer kills one, injures two
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