Justice ministry mulling tougher charges in fatal drunk driving cases

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/02/03
By: Huang Li-yun, Wang Cheng-chung, Hao Hsueh-ching and Elizabeth Hsu

CNA file photo

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]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept the Privacy Policy

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.