Police officer critically injured in drunk driving accident

A police officer who was critically injured in a single-vehicle crash in Pingtung County was found to have a blood alcohol level seven times over the legal limit, according to reports today, September 24. The 25-year-old detective named Chen drank alcohol with a colleague in his office at the Linyuan Police Station in Kaohsiung City after finishing his duties at 2:00 am. Chen left the station at around 4:00 am to return to his home in Pingtung County. However, Chen’s

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Drunk driver caught after falling asleep on freeway

 A man has been charged for endangering the public after police responded to reports of a man laying in the emergency lane of National Highway 1 in Yunlin County early this morning. National Highway Police Dounan Branch received reports at around 3:00 am that a man was seen sleeping behind a car parked on the Huwei Township section of the freeway near the Dounan Interchange. Police found the man, named Tsai, obviously drunk with a breath alcohol level of 0.78

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Fatal high-speed drunk driving crash in Pingtung County: car disintegrated on impact

One man died and another was left in a critical condition after a single-vehicle crash in Checheng Township, Pingtung County yesterday, August 15, but the car was so badly damaged that police do not know which man was the driver. Traffic monitor footage of the incident shows that at 5:36 am Sunday, a black car drifted across the intersection of Zhongshan Road and Tainzhong Road at high speed before slamming into the safety island. Two men were rushed to Hengchun

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Drunk driver runs red, injures 4 on pedestrian crossing

Four people were injured, two seriously, after a driver ran a red light and plowed into pedestrians crossing the road outside the Jingan Metro Station in New Taipei City’s Zhonghe District this evening, July 1. According to SETN, a 51-year-old male named Huang, driving a Mitsubishi sedan, hit one man and four women on the zebra crossing at around 7:30 pm. Huang was tested for alcohol and found to have a BrAC of 0.89 mg/l, more than three times the

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Suspected drunk driver slams head-on into scooters and a school bus

Four people were injured after a the driver of a minivan hit vehicles head-on at high speed while traveling on the wrong side of the road in Chiayi County this morning, April 19. The van slammed into two scooters, and sideswiped a sedan, before hitting a school bus carrying 35 students to Sieh Chih Vocational High School at around 7:30am. The fire bureau received reports of an accident on Xing-gang Road in Lunyang Village, Liujiao Township, at 7:32am. The two

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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 truck driver rams cop during police chase

The driver of a semi-trailer is facing a range of charges, including attempted murder, after he reversed into an officer on a police scooter in Taichung City yesterday, March 5. At around 2:00pm, an officer named Liu attempted to pull the driver over after he was observed going through a red light in Tanzi District, but the driver failed to stop, and led the officer on a chase, speeding along narrow country lanes narrowly missing cars, scooters and cyclists. At

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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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