Anger over multiple DUI offender’s release

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 17, 2019 – Page 2 
By: Jason Pan  /  Staff reporter

A garbage truck driver involved in a fatal accident was released on bail yesterday, despite having multiple driving under the influence (DUI) convictions, prompting an outcry from the victim’s family.

The driver surnamed Chang (張), 45, was driving without a license on Sunday when he allegedly ran over an elderly woman in Taichung.

A bail court judge denied Taichung prosecutors’ request to detain Chang and released him on bail of NT$100,000.

Video footage showed an 80-year-old woman surnamed Lai (賴) walking across a crosswalk when she was run over by a garbage truck. She died of her injuries soon after arriving at a local hospital.

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