Even though the Yoon Chang-ho Act, which allows you to live up to life imprisonment if you drunk driving and killed a person, has begun, the case does not end.
This time in Seoul, a man in his 50s, even driving drunk in broad daylight, killed a six-year-old child.
This is reporter Kim Deok-hyun.
are debris scattered around the streetlights that were weakly broken by the sidewalk.
At around 3:30 pm on the 6th, a car running on the road in Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, hit a streetlight next to the road.
A fallen streetlight hit a 6-year-old child on the sidewalk, was taken to the hospital, but died.
[Shim Gyeong-heum/At the time accident witness: There was a bang.
When I came out, there was a car standing here and the streetlight was lying down...
A child is bleeding.]
A man in his 50s, a driver of an accident vehicle, was found to have been intoxicated with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08%, which is the level of license cancellation.
The police arrested Mr. A by applying the'Yoon Chang-ho Act', which strengthened the punishment for the death of drunk driving.
The Yoon Chang-ho Act, which has been in force since June last year, requires punishment for deaths from drinking alcohol for at least three years and up to life imprisonment.
However, deaths from drinking alcohol are continuing without the purpose of the law.
On the 9th, in connection with the case where a man in his 50s who was delivering chicken in Incheon was hit by a drunk driving vehicle and died, the police also filed a passenger in the accident vehicle.
At the time, a woman in her 30s who was intoxicated at the level of revoking a driver's license was allowed to hold onto the steering wheel, and was charged with aiding drunk driving.
With the police chief in person and ordered a rigorous investigation, whether or not the offender will be arrested will be decided next week.
(Video coverage: Kim Myung-gu, video editing: Jo Moo-hwan)