A drunk driver side-swiped parked cars in Taoyuan City and continued driving at high speed until his car smashed into the back of a chemical tanker on Zhongshan Road at around 3:00am this morning.
Fortunately, no leakage occurred from the tanker carrying para-xylene, used in the production of plastic products.
The drunk driver, Mr Tsai, 39, was cut out of his wrecked car unconscious, was given CPR, and rushed to hospital. A blood test taken at the hospital gave a blood alcohol reading of 1.17 mg/l.
Three fire engines and two ambulances were dispatched to the scene of the accident.
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