UPDATE: Chonburi Football Club’s goalkeeper apologizes for fatal drunk driving accident, vows to quit drinking for life

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Chonburi —

A famous goalkeeper from the Chonburi Football Club has apologized for the fatal car accident that killed a 62-year-old female jogger and severely injured another this morning, pledging he will quit drinking for the rest of his life.

Our previous story:

A famous goalkeeper reportedly crashed his sedan into two joggers in Chonburi at 4:30 AM today, October 26th, killing one and seriously injuring the other.

Now for our update:

Pol. Col. Eknithat Waenpradab from the Mueang police station interrogated Mr. Worawut “Bank” Sukuna, the 23-year-old goalkeeper of Chonburi FC who fatally crashed his sedan into two joggers while drunk early this morning.

The officer said Bank requested to give his statement in court. However, he was in grief about what had happened and apologized to the victims. Bank also pledged to stop drinking for the rest of his life.

As for two of his friends who had an altercation with police, Bank said they were drunk and only wanted to help him. Pol. Col. Eknithat revealed that he did not press charges against the two men, and they had already apologized for their intervention.

Bank is charged with reckless driving and causing death and injury to others, according to a police report.

Sasit Singtothong, manager of Chonburi FC, has publically apologized for the tragic incident, saying the club will fully compensate the victims and bar Worawut Sukuna from playing until his prosecution is concluded.

Chonburi FC does not support any unhealthy activities such as drinking among athletes and will prevent a similar incident from happening in the future.


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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.