Thai-English actress Anna Hamblaouris crashed her Mercedes into a parked police car killing the officer inside early this morning.
Police Sub. Lt. Napadol Wongbandit, a 44-year-old inspector with the Suphanburi Police Department, was found dead with a cracked skull in the driver seat after the 27-year-old actress slammed into the rear end of his car, propelling the squad car into a tree along the road before it landed back on the motorway road in Bangkok’s Prawet district.
Anna, known by her stage name “Anna Reese,” only suffered minor injuries. The actress stayed until the police arrived but then refused to be questioned, as she was “too traumatized.” As soon as the rescue volunteers found the officer’s body inside, Anna broke down and clutched the cop’s lifeless body.
“No, no, no, I’m not ready,” she says after being approached by officers on the scene. “Don’t hurt me.”
The officer asks her a second time.
“No, we’re not going to hurt you in anyway,” the unidentified officer says. “Accidents happen. We only need to go to the station.”
“No! no!” Anna refuses.
It’s unclear if she was tested for alcohol or drugs.
According to a security guard nearby who witnessed the incident, he saw Anna’s Mercedes speeding alongside a big bike. He said it appeared they were racing. Anna rammed into the police car, which was parked on the side of the motorway while the motorbike escaped.
Based on circumstantial evidence, Prawet police said the officer might have been taking a nap on the side of the road.
Anna is a B-lister who has appeared in movies such as “Legend of the Tsunami Warrior” and “Brown Sugar 2.”
Anna was not arrested, nor were any charges pressed against the actress because she was “not in any condition to be questioned,” Daily News reported.
In 2012 a Thonglor police officer was killed when 28-year-old Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya slammed into his motorcycle at 200kph. Vorayuth has avoided arrest ever since in a case that tops many lists as one of the nation’s worst cases of privilege and injustice.