By: Sunrise Huang and S.C. Chang
Taipei, April 23 (CNA) A 32-year-old woman has been sentenced to 3 years and 2
months in jail for drunk driving causing a police officer on duty to have his right leg amputated, according to a ruling by the New Taipei District Court.
The court said Chen Yi-en (陳以恩), whose driving license had been revoked in 2014 for drunk driving, repeated the offense at 6:00 a.m. on July 16, 2016 — this time without a driving permit.
After leaving a friend’s in Jilin Road, Taipei City, Chen was driving on her way home in Taoyuan City under the influence of alcohol, when she hit and seriously injured police officer Chen Chao-hung (陳昭宏) who was placing traffic cones on elevated Provincial Highway 65.
In spite of a number of operations, doctors had to amputate the police officer’s lower right leg and said injuries to his left knee and ankle could be permanent, which means his role as the family’s bread earner had to be taken over by his wife. [FULL STORY]