By: Chiang I-ching, Liao Yu-yang, and Chiang Yi-ching
The woman, Elaine Tseng (曾以琳), was a PhD student at Torch Trinity Graduate University in the capital city. On Nov. 6, she was hit and killed by a drunk driver who ran a red light, when walking home from a professor's home.
Distraught, her parents and a South Korean friend of Elaine's have launched a petition on the presidential office website Cheong Wa Dae, calling for harsher penalties for people driving under the influence of alcohol.
In the petition, Elaine's friend describes her as a person who worked hard to realize her goals, despite encountering difficulties living abroad. [FULL STORY]