A man in his 60s who had an accident while driving under the influence of alcohol has been sentenced to probation.
It was revealed that the man had already been punished for driving under the influence three times, and yet caused another drunk driving accident.
Incheon District Court's 10th independent criminal judge (Judge Yoon Seong-heon) announced today (26th) that he sentenced 61-year-old A, who was charged with running away under the Aggravated Punishment Act for specific crimes and drunk driving under the Road Traffic Act, to two years in prison and three years of probation. I did.
Judge Yoon also ordered Mr. A to participate in 120 hours of community service and 40 hours of law-abiding driving lessons.
Mr. A was handed over to trial on the charges of driving an SUV while intoxicated on a road in Bupyeong-gu, Incheon at around 10:44 am on April 3, crashing a 39-year-old Mr. B's vehicle from behind and running away.
Mr. A denied the allegation of running away after the accident by making a false statement to the police officer, saying, "I was too nervous to drink after the accident."
At that time, Mr. A's blood alcohol level was 0.143%, which was the level of license revocation.
On the other hand, it was revealed that Mr. A has already been punished three times for drunk driving, including a summary order of 4 million won in fines for drunk driving in 2016.
Judge Yoon said, "The defendant had a traffic accident while driving under the influence of alcohol, and the crime was poor." .
However, he explained the reason for the sentencing, saying, "The injury suffered by the victim is relatively minor."
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