Parents of woman killed by drunk driver in Seoul call for harsher penalties

Focus Taiwan
Date: 11/25/2020
By: Chiang I-ching, Liao Yu-yang, and Chiang Yi-ching

Elaine Tseng (left) and her father Tseng Kin-fui. Photo courtesy of Tseng Kin-fui

Taipei, Nov. 25 (CNA) The parents of a 28-year-old woman who was killed earlier this month by a drunk driver in Seoul, are calling for the South Korean government to introduce harsher penalties for those who drive under the influence.

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]

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