Female passenger dies after police fire at car during drunk-driver chase

Police in Taoyuan City shot at a car, accidentally hitting a woman sitting in the back seat, after the driver rammed a police vehicle, then drove at the officers last night, March 27. Officers from a police station in Bade District were on a routine patrol on Jieshou Road at around 11:40 pm when they spotted a suspected drunk driver, according reports in Liberty Times and United Daily News. The officers signaled the driver, a 48-year-old man named Wu (

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Drunk driver dies after plummeting from five-story high expressway

A driver lost control of his vehicle on an elevated expressway in New Taipei City this morning, and his car bounced over the guardrail and landed in a park more than 20 meters below. At around 6:55am, a 36-year-old man named Chen was weaving between cars at high speed on a curved section of Provincial Highway 65, between Wugu and Banqiao, when he lost control of his Subaru Forester SUV. The car slid to the right until the tires hit

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Drunk driver kills 2 while driving at high speed on wrong side of road in Taichung City

A man who lost his license for drunk driving last year, traveled at high speed on the wrong side of the road, crashing into a total of 8 vehicles, leaving two dead, in the early hours of the morning today, February 2, in Taichung City. At around 4:00am, a 49-year-old man named Chen, drove his SUV on Guoguang Road section 2, in Dali District, for a distance of around one kilometer on the wrong side of the road. Traffic monitor

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Elderly Drunk Driver Kills 2 Bicycle Riders

Two people who were riding bicycles in Lucao Township, Chiayi County yesterday are dead, after being hit by a car driven by a 72-year-old man affected by alcohol. The drunk driver, Mr Chen, had attended a temple fair in Lucao Township where he consumed alcohol before heading back to Puzi City at around 1:30pm. At the approach to an intersection in Fengji Village, Chen slammed into two people riding bicycles from behind. A 50-year-old woman also named Chen, and her

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Drunk Driver Crashes into Chemical Tanker

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

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Drunk Driver Kills 1, Injures 2 in Taipei City

A drunk driver crashed into 3 women riding scooters in Taipei City this morning, killing one and injuring two, before hitting the sidewalk and demolishing a shopfront awning. At 5:35am, the 23 year-old driver of a black Toyota sedan side-swiped a scooter on Keelung Road, Section 3. The driver didn’t stop, but continued at high speed, hitting another two scooters. According to witnesses cited in Apple Daily, the driver then hit the brakes, but lost control of his vehicle and

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Drunk Driver Hits and Kills Woman then Drives 3km with Body on Roof

An elderly woman was hit and killed in Hsinchu County this morning, and the driver fled the scene with the woman upside down on the roof, and her head stuck in the windshield. The woman’s body fell off the vehicle while he was making a left turn around 3 kilometers from the scene of the accident. Ms Wu, 77, was with her husband, on their way to do their morning exercises on Xinhe Road at around 4:00am when she was

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Drunk Driver Ends Up Under His Car

A passersby thought a pedestrian had been killed in a fatal accident when they saw a man’s body protruding from under a car near the entrance of a freeway interchange in Kaohsiung City yesterday. Police and ambulance personnel were surprised to find the man had no traumatic injuries, but was only “dead drunk.” Mr Lin, 48, had traveled to Kaohsiung to honor his ancestors during the Qing Ming (Tomb Sweeping) Festival. After the ceremonies, he consumed three bottles of Kaoliang

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Driver of 21 ton Truck Arrested for Drunk Driving

Police in Hualien County arrested the driver of a 21 ton concrete mixer truck after he was found to have a breath alcohol content of 0.7mg/l (Blood Alcohol Content approximately 0.15%). Police from Ji’an Police Station pulled over the driver April 2, after he was spotted driving on a section of road prohibited to heavy vehicles. Police noticed a strong smell of alcohol, and administered a breath test. The 57 year-old driver, named Gu, admitted that he had drunk heavily

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Drunk Driver Crashes into Ambulance: May have Contributed to Patient’s Death

An ambulance carrying a man suspected to have suffered a heart attack was hit by a car yesterday. The patient was transferred to another ambulance but was declared dead in hospital two hours later. The ambulance was carrying a 62 year-old Tainan resident named Chiang who had a history of diabetes and heart disease. Mr Chiang was suffering chest tightness and breathing difficulties. At around 9:20am, with the siren blaring, the ambulance was exiting an alley when a silver sedan

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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

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