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DJ Chow Chow faces three charges in fatal car-motorbike crash

Saimai police have imposed three charges on well-known radio DJ Chow Chow in a car crash that fatally injured a motorcycle street racer on April 27.

The radio DJ who plays music on EFM 104.5 radio channel or Mr Chavalit Srimankongtham, is now charged with reckless driving that caused death and damage to other, driving with no driving licence, and has no third-party insurance coverage.

The imposition of three charges on the radio DJ came after Saimai police obtained a video footage at the crash scene, and forensic inspection on the Vajarapol- Sukhaphibarn 5 road showed no traces of his attempt to put on the braking system upon crash.

The video footage showed the victim engaged a motorcycle race with another youth on the road when he was hit by the Lexus cardriven by the DJ.

The youth Jirapat Thong-arsa, 18, died later at Bhumibol hospital.

After almost three hours of questioning, Saimai police decided to press the three charges on Chow Chow.

However the DJ denied the reckless driving charge. He and his lawyer scheduled a press conference to defend himself today.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)