2 scooter riders killed by alleged drunk driver in Taichung

ICRT Radio News
Date: 2019-02-02

Police say a 48-year-old man with a history of drunk driving and who was
driving without a licence was arrested after allegedly hitting two scooters,
a taxi and four parked cars on a Taichung street early this morning, killing
the scooter riders while he was traveling on the wrong side of the road.

The accident, in which a 21-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman riding on
separate scooters were struck head-on and killed, occurred shortly after 4
a.m. today. The victims, who showed no vital signs at the accident scene,
were pronounced dead by hospital staff. Police say the man refused to take a
breathalyzer test, claiming to have mouth cancer. A blood sample was taken at
a hospital, and the measurement was reported to be equal to .812 if it had
been a breathalyzer test, far exceeding the legal limit.

Police also noted a bottle of Kaoliang liquor was found in the man’s
vehicle. It has been reported that the man, surnamed Chen, had been arrested
for drunk driving in March of last year and had his licence taken away. He
was allegedly again arrested in November 2018 for drunk driving and driving
without a license.    [SOURCE]

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