Date: Apr 02, 2019
By: Staff writer, with CNA
A 58-year-old Ghanaian who has overstayed his work visa by 19 years was detained by police in Taipei on Sunday evening for driving under the influence of alcohol and other traffic violations.
Officers spotted a motorbike being driven in the wrong direction down a one-way alley in Daan District (大安) at about 6:30pm and tried to flag the driver down, but he sped away, Daan District police officer Cheng Shuo-yao (鄭碩堯) said yesterday.
When officers caught up with the man, he initially seemed cooperative, but fled again when the officers let down their guard.
He was detained after a brief chase, during which an officer was slightly injured, police said. [FULL STORY]