Bangkok tollway van crash girl released without bail

 Bangkok tollway van crash girl released without bail

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An underage driver involved in a tollway crash last month which killed nine van passengers has been released without bail, because she turned herself in to police and had not been arrested – a condition for leniency under the juvenile procedural law.

Head of the Department of Juvenile Observation and Protection Thawatchai Thaikheo played down speculation and scepticism that the unnamed 16-year-old girl escaped temporary detention at a home for youths after her surrender because of “influence” from her family.

“The procedural law for youth emphasises behavioural adjustment and correctional measures rather than detention of young people in violation of laws,” he said.

Unlike underage street racers sent to homes for youths after arrests by police, the girl was not arrested, and thus not subject to detention at any department facilities.

The Nation


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