Drunk Driver Falls Asleep at the Wheel After Sideswiping Car

A driver in downtown Taichung City was so drunk that he didn’t realize he’d sideswiped a parked car. Around one minute later he stopped at a red light and fell asleep. Police officers from Dadun station were on patrol at around 3:00am, when they saw a yellow Chevrolet Camaro idling at an intersection as the traffic lights turned from red to green, then red again. The officers approached the car and woke the driver up. A roadside breath test on

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Man Attempts Suicide by Bus

A man in Banciao District of New Taipei City yesterday ran and leapt into the path of a bus in an apparent suicide attempt. The 920 line bus was traveling in the inside lane of Wenhua Road en route from Linkou to Banciao when the 55 year-old man named Wu walked into the outside lane, then suddenly ran towards the bus and leapt at the windscreen. The bus driver slammed on the brakes, causing passengers to scream and fall over.

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Man in Coma After Jumping Out of Moving Car

A man jumped out of a moving vehicle in Hsinchu County yesterday, resulting in a severe head injury and inter-cranial bleeding. The 38 year-old man named Chen, jumped out of the backseat after having a fight with his girlfriend, who was driving. Ms Gao, also 38, kept driving after Chen jumped, and has been charged by police for leaving the scene of an accident. Gao, who was distraught when told of the seriousness of Chen’s injuries, told police she thought

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Dog Groomed in Convenience Store Dining Area

Pictures of a couple grooming a dog on a convenience store dining table sparked outrage among Taiwanese netizens after they were uploaded to social media. The pictures appeared on a popular breaking news Facebook page. Although the location of the store was unspecified, it could be clearly seen that the incident occurred in a Taiwan 7-11 store. The pictures showed dog hair strewn over the table and on the floor. The pair seem oblivious to customers eating nearby.

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Canadian Tourists Have a Beer at Taroko Gorge

A trio of Canadian tourists shocked the public, Christmas Eve, 2016, by climbing to the top of a bridge over Taroko Gorge in Hualian County. The visitors drank beer while taking in the view. TVBS gathered footage from various members of the public who witnessed the incident. One of the bridge-walkers was interviewed at the scene. When asked if he was a professional climber, he responded: “No. I’m a skateboarder.” Another member of the group was filmed making a rapid,

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Man Drives off Wharf: Rescued Twice

A man deliberately drove his car into a harbor in Ilan County this afternoon, September 5, but escaped the sinking vehicle through a broken window. At around 3PM, the crew of whale-watching vessel docked at the wharf saw a flash of white, followed by a big splash as a Toyota Yaris flew off the edge of the wharf and into the water in front of the Wushih Harbor Visitors Center. Crew members jumped into the water and rescued the man.

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Zombie Horde Brings Traffic to a Standstill in Beitou: Police Issue 69 Fines

Police were dispatched after a horde of people playing Pokemon-Go invaded an area around the public library in Beitou District, New Taipei City. A crowd of people, eyes-glued-to-phone, shuffled around in a throng, sliding fingers on screens until traffic was blocked. Police were called to clear the road and direct traffic.

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Man Surrenders to Police After Firing M15 Assault Rifle

Workers and residents in an industrial area in Tainan were on edge yesterday after hearing a series of shots coming from an abandoned factory yard across from the Anping Fish Market. Police investigators found 20 high caliber rounds had been fired into the door of a shipping container. The investigators considered it a serious case, and by this morning had identified a suspect after accessing CCTV footage and identifying a vehicle and license plate. At around 10:00am, the suspect walked

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Pokemon Go Traffic Violations: More than 1200 Fines Issued Over 3 days

After launching in Taiwan Saturday, by midnight Monday 1210 fines had been issued to people using their phones while operating a vehicle. Car drivers made up just 76 of the violations, while 1110 fines were issued to motorcyclists, and 24 to riders of bicycles and electric bicycles. The minimum fine for drivers of cars is NT$3000, for motorcyclists NT$1000, and for cyclists NT$300.

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First Pokemon Go Arrest: Players Defy Ghost Month Tradition

On the first day Pokemon Go was released in Taiwan, people wandered the streets late at night hunting for virtual monsters, despite the fact that it is ghost month. The gates of the underworld are said to have opened on the first day of the 8th month of the Chinese lunar calender, which fell on August 4 this year. People usually avoid going out late at night, avoid swimming or going near the ocean, rivers, or streams, and engage in

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Asylum Seeker Escapes China in Tiny Toy Inflatable Boat

A man from Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province was caught by patrolmen on Little Jinmen Island in the early hours April 28, after rowing a toy inflatable boat from Xiamen in the middle of the night. The patrolmen spotted the man in the tiny boat about 50 meters from the shore at around 5.15 a.m. When he landed, they arrested the man and took him in for questioning. Mr. Qian, a 43 year old man from Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province, claimed

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