REPEAT OFFENDER: A driver who killed two people had a blood-alcohol level well in excess of the legal limit and was caught driving under the influence twice last year
Date: Feb 04, 2019
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
Ministry of Justice officials and lawmakers yesterday said they would push for more
severe penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol after two people were killed on Saturday in an apparent drunk-driving incident.
Officials said they would also propose an amendment to allow homicide charges against DUI offenders.
Chen Jui-ying (陳瑞盈), 48, was allegedly driving in the wrong direction on a road in Taichung’s Dali District (大里) when he plowed into three motorcycles, then hit a taxi and four parked cars, police said.
A 21-year-old man surnamed Peng (彭) and a 25-year-old woman surnamed Cheng (鄭) were struck while riding their motorcycles and died, police added. [FULL STORY]