Council member gets fine after second DUI incident
The China Post news staffTAIPEI, Taiwan -- A Hsinchu City Council member surnamed Hsu (許) has been charged with DUI (driving under the influence) for the second time, and was sentenced to a NT$90,000 fine.
December 31, 2012, 12:12 am TWN
Court records indicated that earlier in September, Hsu had engaged in an altercation with a neighbor over a parking dispute, which had escalated and the police was called to the scene. Upon arrival, the responding police officer conducted a breathalyzer test on Hsu, finding a blood alcohol level of 0.76 mg.
As Hsu had already been fined NT$48,000 for an earlier, similar offense but had continued to drive under the influence, the judge fined Hsu NT$90,000, with the chance of appeal.
Meanwhile, an army serviceman surnamed Lee was involved in a DUI incident early yesterday morning in Changhua County, when his vehicle struck a couple riding a motor scooter on their way to morning exercise.
According to the police, Lee had been drinking the night before and had lost control of his vehicle as he returned home.