Drunk man drives off bridge, drowns in Phayao

A retired teacher had died after drunkenly driving his motorcycle off a bridge in Phayao then subsequently drowning.

The body of the man, Mr. Chamnan Boonruang, 62 was found in a rice paddy by police in Moo 2 Boonnam, Dok Khamthai District at around 8:30 p.m. last night, July 9 after being informed by witnesses to the accident.

According to police, Mr. Boonruang was a known alcoholic and family members reported that he had been drinking prior to his demise.

Mr. Boonruang’s body was taken to hospital for an autopsy before being released to his family for funeral rites.