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THE MERCEDES-BENZ driven by Jenpop Weeraporn was running at about 215-257 kilometres per hour when it rear-ended another sedan and caused the deaths of two postgraduate students in Ayutthaya province on March 13, deputy national police chief General Pongs

“We believe we will be able to conclude the investigation and forward the case to public prosecutors before the end of April,” he said.
Pongsapat also expressed confidence that police would be able to find solid evidence to back up all charges against Jenpop.
The suspect, now in detention, is facing several charges related to the accident. Among them are reckless driving that led to two deaths, property damage, and drunk driving.
Pongsapat was speaking after he had a meeting with the investigation team.
“If convicted, he will face a jail term of between three and 10 years,” Ayutthaya’s deputy police chief, Colonel Surin Tappanbusaba, said in his capacity as the head of the investigation team.
He added that police had already interrogated more than 30 witnesses.
He said Mercedes-Benz experts from Hong Kong had helped gauge the speed of Jenpop’s vehicle at the time of the accident.
An informed source said police had found that Jenpop spent just 25 minutes to travel the distance of 52.1 kilometres that day.
“A security camera captured images of his vehicle when it left his home in the Rama IV area in Bangkok,” he said.

Published : March 29, 2016

By : Samrit Jiamcharoenpornkul, Kh