Drunk Driver Flees After Rollover Accident

A drunk driver fled the scene on foot after rolling his car over on a road in Miaoli County this afternoon. Police found the suspect hiding in a gas station around 300 meters away, and measured a blood alcohol level of 1.02mg/l (0.2%).

Mr Lee, 53, lost control of his car and hit the center traffic divider before his car flipped onto its roof at around 1:00 pm on Guishan Bridge in Miaoli City. When firefighters and police arrived, the driver was nowhere to be seen.

After finally locating the driver at a nearby gas station, paramedics treated the man for an injury to his right arm. Mr Lee at first declined further treatment, but finally agreed to be taken to hospital for further examination and treatment.

After being given an all-clear at the hospital, police took him in to be charged for public endangerment.

injured drunk driver arrested after escaping from scene of accident
A penitent drunk driver proffers his wounded arm to paramedics after fleeing the scene of an accident in Miaoli City, January 15, 2017.

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