Police arrested a motorist hours after he hit and killed two people as they were riding on a motorcycle on Monday night in Kouk Khleang commune’s Kouk Khleang village in the capital’s Sen Sok district.
He was sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday for further legal procedures.
Phnom Penh Traffic Police office chief Sem Ratana told The Post that on Tuesday, with approval from the Phnom Penh Municipal Court prosecutor, police sent the 37-year-old man to court.
He said the accused had fled the scene following the accident. But Sen Sok district police chief Hour Meng Vang led the operation to arrest him just hours later.
“After about four hours of the accident, Sen Sok district police searched for the suspect and arrested him in the early hours of Tuesday because he fled the scene of an accident,” he said.
Phnom Penh Municipal Court spokesperson Kuch Kimlong could not be reached for comment on Tuesday.
Meng Vang said that his forces had joined the operation but the specialists from the Phnom Penh municipal police arrived at the scene to take records. So, he didn’t have details of the report.
Kouk Khleang commune police chief Duong Vannak told The Post on Tuesday that the motorist had hit two brothers-in-law, killing them on the spot at St 59P at 9pm.
CCTV footage posted on social media showed that the two men were riding a motorcycle on a dirt road and made a turn to another road. As they were making the turn, the car, which was speeding, hit and killed the two.
Following the crash, the car sped off, leaving behind its number plate which police used to trace the motorist.