Court sentences future MFP MP to prison for drink driving in Bangkok

A court docket in Bangkok sentenced Move Forward Party (MFP) listing member Nateepat Kulsetthasith to a two-month jail sentence suspended for two years, 12 hours of group service, and a fine of four,000 baht after she was caught drink driving in Bangkok, Thailand, yesterday morning.
Minburi Criminal Court found Nateepat guilty of violating the Road Traffic Act of 1979 after her breathalyser end result hit 66 mg/dl, exceeding the authorized alcohol limit of fifty mg/dl, at 3.20am yesterday at a checkpoint in Bangkok.
Nateepas shall be required to report back to her probation officer every 4 months and complete 12 hours of community service deemed applicable by her probation officer within the subsequent 12 months. Her driving license might be suspended for six months.
In the short time between the crime and the courtroom hearing, Nateepat announced her resignation as a future Member of Parliament.
Holding Privy on the MFP’s get together listing, Nateepat was set to turn out to be an MP once MFP leader Pita sets up a coalition government following the party’s dominance of Sunday’s vote. Although Nateepat resigned from the place, she nonetheless belongs to the MFP.
A soon-to-be Member of Parliament from Thailand’s Move Forward Party (MFP) was arrested for drink driving in Bangkok within the early hours of the morning. Today, she apologised for her behaviour and announced her resignation from the celebration list.
The drink driver held the 27th spot on the MFP’s celebration list, that means she would have undoubtedly become an MP once MFP leader Pita Limjaroenrat formed a coalition authorities following the opposition parties’ victory in Sunday’s elections – on situation that the democratic course of just isn’t interrupted by the navy because it has been prior to now.
Last night time, traffic police set up an alcohol measurement checkpoint to catch drink drivers alongside the Prasert-Manukit Road in Chorakhe subdistrict in Bangkok’s Lat Phrao district.
At 2am, officers stopped a “suspicious” trying automobile with a Bangkok registration plate driven by Nateepat Kulsetthasith, a party list member belonging to the MFP – the opposition party that took Thailand’s elections by storm on Sunday.
For this election, the House of Representatives has 500 members – four hundred elected from constituencies and a hundred from party lists. Yesterday, the Election Commission declared the MFP the winner of Sunday’s election – with 151 MPs, 112 from constituencies, and 39 from the celebration record.
Holding the 27th spot on MFP‘s celebration listing, Nateepat was assured a seat as an MP once the model new coalition authorities is fashioned. Now, get together record member No.forty will take her seat in parliament.
At first, Nateepat refused to take a breathalyser check. Police mentioned she made some phone calls to seek recommendation and nonetheless wouldn’t cooperate or follow the procedure.
At 3am, Nateepat’s companion arrived at the checkpoint and persuaded her to cooperate with the traffic police. At three.20am, Nateepat took the take a look at and her alcohol content material measured sixty six mg/dl – exceeding the authorized limit of fifty mg/dl.
Police arrested Nateepat and escorted her to Khok Kram Police Station in Bangkok to be prosecuted. In Thailand, drink driving is punishable by a jail term not exceeding one year, a fine of 5,000 – 20,000 bath, or both..

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