Phuket jet ski crash: Aussie boyfriend stuck in Thailand on charge of reckless driving

Keating arrives at Karon Police Station on Feb. 9, 2017. Photo: Premkamon Ketsara/ The Phuket News

Phuket police have confirmed today that Australian national Thomas Keating attended Phuket Provincial Court on Friday to acknowledge his charge of reckless driving causing death for the jet ski accident that killed Emily Collie, his girlfriend of two years.

However, it will still be a few more days until the court reaches its verdict on the case.

On Feb. 9, Keating was formally charged and accepted a plea of guilty in a move that police said would expedite proceedings against him.

Keating was charged at Karon Police Station and he had support on hand from members of his own family as well as Collie’s family.

“It will still take a further four or five days for the court to reach a decision in this case against Keating as judges still have to examine all documents and evidence relating to the case,” Maj. Patiwat Yodkwan of the Karon Police said.

“During this time Keating still cannot leave the country,” he added.

Story: The Phuket News


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