You can't drive after drinking, man resting on road tells cops
The China Post news staffTAIPEI, Taiwan -- Police in the eastern county of Hualien recently discovered a man sleeping on the roadside and asked the bleary-eyed man why he didn't prefer his own bed — to which the man answered, “It is illegal to drive while drunk.”
March 6, 2013, 12:34 am TWN
After stiffer DUI penalties became effective this month, as well as widespread media coverage, members of the public have appeared to be more reluctant to break the regulations.
While on patrol duty, two policemen discovered a man wearing a bright red jacket sleeping in front of Hualien's city hall.
As they approached the man, the police officers caught a strong smell of alcohol on him.
Afraid that the man would freeze due to the chilly weather, the two tried to wake him up. At first the man was unresponsive, but he later managed to open his eyes.
The man gave largely incoherent answers to the police's questions about where he lived. However, after being asked why he hadn't gone home to rest, the man managed to explain clearly that it was illegal to ride a scooter when drunk.
After patiently asking him for his name and who should be contacted to help him, the police safely escorted the man back to his residence.