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A man charged with assaulting a taxi driver for refusing to ride and a taxi driver charged with driving the man by hanging him from a car window have been sentenced to probation.



According to the court on the 16th, the 4th part of the Seoul Southern District Court (Chief Judge Sentencing Kwon) dismissed the appeal and, as in the first trial, sentenced A (57), who was charged with assaulting a driver, etc. sentenced to two years probation.



Taxi driver B (70), who was charged with special injuries, was sentenced to 8 months in prison and 2 years of probation.



Person A is charged with assaulting Mr. B on a road in Geumcheon-gu, Seoul in April 2020.



Angry at B's refusal to ride, A pursued a taxi that was stopped at a traffic light and beat B, who was sitting in the driver's seat.

After that, Mr. B, who was assaulted, stepped on the accelerator pedal and drove while holding Mr. A, and Mr. B was charged with injuring Mr. A for two weeks.



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During the trial, Mr. B asserted, "There is no intention of special injury because Mr. A started driving after removing his hand from the taxi."



However, the first trial judged that "It is reasonable to think that Mr. B recognized that Mr. A, who was having an argument, could be injured by driving the vehicle." He was sentenced to 8 months in prison and 2 years of probation, saying that Mr. A still wants punishment.



Regarding Mr. A, he was sentenced to 6 months in prison and 2 years of probation, saying, "He committed another violent crime even though he had committed several violent crimes before." I did.



The prosecution and Mr. B were dissatisfied with the ruling, and the second trial proceeded, but the second trial dismissed the appeal, saying, "No new sentencing materials have been submitted, and it does not appear that the sentencing of the lower court is outside the reasonable range."



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