Three people have been placed in pre-trial detention by the Kandal Provincial Court for drink driving in violation of the Road Traffic Law and breaking the government-imposed lockdown in Phnom Penh and adjacent Kandal province’s Takmao town on April 24.
Lak Mengthy, the provincial police's minor crime bureau chief, identified the suspects as Kim Piseth, 33, a military officer at the Ministry of National Defence's Department of Engineering; Sat Somaly, 42; and Ney Bunthoeurn, a traditional healer.
The three were arrested on Hun Sen Boulevard in Takmao’s Prek Hou district. The investigating judge issued orders to detain them on the night of April 25.
“They were charged under Article 11 of the law on the control of Covid-19 and other contagious diseases,” he said.
If found guilty, they face between six months and three years in prison and a fine of up to 10 million riel ($2,500).