AYUTTHAYA — A court on Wednesday convicted businessman Jenphop Viraporn for a car crash that killed two grad students a year ago.
For slamming his Mercedes-Benz into the back of another car at a speed of over 250 kph, Jenphop was found guilty of fatal reckless driving and given a five-year jail term. The sentence was halved to two years and six months because he confessed.
The crash took place March 13 of last year in Ayutthaya province.
The court also dismissed a charge of DUI against Jenphop, citing insufficient evidence and a flawed police investigation. Jenphop’s driver’s license was also revoked for life.
After the verdict was read, Jenphop was immediately handcuffed and led to a cell room at the court. His lawyer said he would file an appeal and apply for a bail release.