Tsai avoids traffic ticket; ‘future vigilance’ promised

The China Post
Date: April 15, 2015
By: Yuan-Ming Chiao,

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文)

Tsai Ing-wen prepares to enter her business vehicle after a scheduled event in New Taipei last week. According to online footage, Tsai was able to leave the scene as the police officers on duty chose not to write up the parking violation involving the DPP chairwoman's vehicle. Image from video footage provided by天橋底下說政治

Tsai Ing-wen prepares to enter her business vehicle after a scheduled event in New Taipei last week. According to online footage, Tsai was able to leave the scene as the police officers on duty chose not to write up the parking violation involving the DPP chairwoman’s vehicle. Image from video footage provided by天橋底下說政治

staff driver drove away from a potential parking violation last week in New Taipei. Footage of the incident was posted on Facebook by the group “Politics under the Footbridge” (天橋底下說政治), showing police officers standing next to Tsai’s parked vehicle about to issue a violation. Tsai later entered the vehicle from the opposite side. The vehicle is shown driving away with Tsai onboard, with Tsai narrowly avoiding a ticket.

Tsai was attending an event to collect Chinese-language books for new immigrants to Taiwan. Her business vehicle was illegally parked in an alleyway on Xingnan Road of Zhongehe District. After the event ran longer than scheduled, the footage showed two officers preparing to write up the violation. Tsai then allegedly walked toward the officers, waved her hands a few times and was chauffeured from the scene.

DPP spokesman Chen Yun-peng (鄭運鵬) stated that due to time constraints, it is inevitable that at times traffic conditions are not always observed. He said that in the future, Tsai would be more careful. He added that “we support the police enforcement of the law and will not use any means to make things difficult for them.”     [FULL  STORY]

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