After killing cop in car crash, actress goes on drunk crashing rampage at nightclub

Photo: Sanook
Photo: Sanook

Anna Reese, the Thai-British actress who killed a police officer in a car crash two years ago, got into a drunken rampage early this morning at a Ratchada nightclub where she threw things and rear-ended a Mitsubishi in the parking lot.

Reese, 30, reportedly yelled and threw things inside the unnamed nightclub all while intoxicated, an employee told police. During her attempt to escape, Reese crashed her BMW into another customer’s car in that was parked in the parking lot.

It was reported that Reese got into an argument with the man she arrived at the club with before she caused the accident at about midnight, Manager reported.

Huai Khwang police took the actress to the station for questioning, but she was too drunk to handle a conversation. Reese was detained until she sobered up, according to Sanook.

She tested positive for alcohol and was charged for drunk driving. The Mitsubishi’s owner didn’t take legal action against her since she could settle the cost of the damage.

It’s not the first time Reese has gotten into a problem with the law and her car.

In June 2015,  Reese made headlines when she crashed her Mercedes into a parked police car killing the officer inside on the motorway. Napadol Wongbandit, a 44-year-old inspector with the Suphanburi Police Department, was found dead with a cracked skull in the driver’s seat while Reese only had minor injuries.

After the crash, the actress had a meltdown and refused to be arrested at the scene, saying she was “not ready.” She was apparently not tested for alcohol until almost 10 hours later when she handed herself in at Prawet police station.

Months later, Reese refused to pay the THB6.2 million settlement requested by the family of Pol. Lt. Napadol, saying she would only pay a maximum of THB2 million. Then the parties settled on an undisclosed sum of compensation.

Reese was spared jail time and ordered to do community service.

Reese’s case raised criticisms by the public, who believe that the rich, famous, and privileged in Thailand do not have to face the consequences for their actions.


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