By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je has taken a step further to combat the island’s notorious drunk driving, reports said Tuesday.
Ko said during a meeting at the city council that those incarcerated for repeated offense in drunk driving will be ordered to undergo alcohol treatment and rehabilitation before serving the end of their sentence.
According to government statistics, 28 percent of the total prisoners in 2014 were put behind bars for charges related to drunk driving.
The mayor said the city is collaborating with the Ministry of Justice and rehab specialists to carry out a trial run in the Taipei prison within a month. [FULL STORY]