Drunk driver hits and kills road worker, attempts to leave the scene of the accident

A road construction worker died after being hit by a drunk driver in New Taipei City in the early hours of this morning, and his fellow workers used their construction vehicles to block the way after the offending driver attempted to drive away from the scene of the accident. According to reports, at around 2:00 am a 29-year-old woman driving a BMW convertible from Taipei City to Tamsui District hit a 54-year-old traffic controller, named Fang, who was directing traffic

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Police fire warning shots after drunk driver crashes into café, resists arrest

Taichung City police fired two warning shots before arresting a drunk driver who crashed into a café while attempting to evade a roadside check this morning, May 15. Police on patrol in North District attempted to pull over a driver suspected of being under the influence of alcohol at the intersection of Wuquan Road and Gongyuan Road at 9:10 am. However, the driver refused to stop, and sped away from the police. In the interests of public safety, police did

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Driver involved in accident too drunk for breath test

A driver who crashed into motor scooters, injuring two people in Kaohsiung City today, was too drunk to perform an alcohol breath test, and had to be sent to hospital for a blood test instead. At around 3:00 pm, the 57-year-old man, named Shih, crashed head-on into three motor scooters waiting at a red light at the intersection of Benguan Road and Jinding Road. Two of the scooter riders were injured and sent to hospital. The most seriously injured suffered

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Taxi crash in Taichung City leaves 1 dead, 1 injured: suspected drunk driving

A taxi driver who died in a crash in Taichung City last night is suspected to have been drunk driving after post-mortem blood tests showed an alcohol level over the legal limit. Taichung City Fire Bureau received reports of a car accident on Dongda Road in Daya District at 11:43 pm. TCFB dispatched one fire truck, two ambulances and 9 personnel to the scene of the accident. Firefighters found the 30-year-old driver, named Wang, without vital signs and trapped in

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Couple on scooter killed by drunk driver in Kaohsiung City

A husband and wife who had just set off for a day trip to the mountains both died after being hit by a car driven by man affected by alcohol in Kaohsiung City this morning, Saturday, November 13. The couple, riding a scooter, had just left their home to meet up with friends and relatives, and were passing through the intersection of Guangming Road and Wengyuan Road in Daliao District at 5:10 am when a black Lexus sedan driven by

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Police officer’s thumb reattached after drunk driver bites it off

A police officer in Hualien City had to have his thumb reattached by surgeons after a drunk driver bit it off while resisting arrest. Police on a routine patrol in Meilun District, Monday night, November 8, stopped an elderly man after he was seen going through a red light and appearing unstable while riding an electric scooter. The 71-year-old man, named Liu, refused to cooperate with a roadside alcohol breath test, claiming that he was a retired civil servant, and

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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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