Road repair worker run over by road roller: Driver drunk

A road repair worker in Taichung City died after he was accidentally run over by a road roller driven by a colleague who was over the legal blood alcohol limit, yesterday, December 29. At around 7:00 pm, a 36-year-old man named Ding (丁) was working on a road repair site on Xiang-shang Road in Taichung West District, when he put the vehicle into reverse, accidentally running over his 61-year-old co-worker, named Zou (鄒). Other workers screamed out, alerting Ding to

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Police release video to refute drunk driver’s claims of excessive force after shots fired at vehicle

Taipei City Police released video footage of an incident, and held a press conference today, to refute claims made by a man charged with drunk driving that officers had fired shots at him, and had beaten him during the subsequent arrest, after he failed to stop at a police roadside drunk-driving checkpoint. According to reports, Mr Chen, a 41-year-old real estate agent, drove his Mercedes Benz sedan through a police checkpoint on Chang’an East Road in Zhongshan District at around

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Drunk Maserati driver killed after slamming into truck

A 38-year-old man was killed instantly when he slammed into a truck at high speed in Taoyuan City yesterday, September 17. Mr Lee was driving his Maserati sports car on Nantun Road in Luzhu District shortly after 4:00am, when a logistics truck pulled out of a depot and executed a left turn across an intersection. Traffic monitor footage showed Lee slamming into the side of the truck at full-speed, without applying the brakes. The Maserati was lodged under the truck,

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