By: Huang Li-yun, Wang Cheng-chung, Hao Hsueh-ching and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Feb. 3 (CNA) The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) said Sunday it is considering a law amendment that would allow charges of voluntary manslaughter in drunk driving cases that result in death, following two road fatalities the previous day.
In a statement, the MOI said it will hold discussions on the issue with the Ministry of Transportation and Communications and the Ministry of the Interior.
The discussions will not only focus on whether to charge drunk drivers with voluntary manslaughter in cases of death, but will also examine the possibility of imposing prison sentences against repeat offenders in cases of driving while intoxicated (DWI), the MOI said.
The statement was issued one day after an accident in Taichung City, in which two motorcyclists were killed when they were hit by an SUV driven by a man who allegedly was drunk. [FULL STORY]