A 40-year-old doctor who hit and killed a motorcycle delivery man while driving drunk has been arrested by the police.
Incheon Seobu Police Station today (21st) arrested a 42-year-old doctor A on charges of escape and death under the Act on the Aggravated Punishment of Specific Crimes and drunk driving under the Road Traffic Act.
Yang Seung-woo, an on-duty judge at the Incheon District Court, issued an arrest warrant after interrogating the suspect before Mr. A's arrest this afternoon, saying, "There is a concern that he may flee."
Mr. A, who had previously appeared in court for interrogation, was handcuffed and covered his face with a mask.
Mr. A did not answer any questions from the reporters, such as "Why did you escape? Why did you not take relief measures?"
Mr. A is accused of driving an SUV while drinking at an intersection in Wondang-dong, Seo-gu, Incheon at around 0:20 am yesterday (20th), hitting and killing B, a 36-year-old motorcycle delivery man, and running away.
It was investigated that Mr. A crossed the center line while going straight on the road on a one-way six-lane road, and crashed into Mr. B's motorcycle waiting for a left turn signal on the opposite side.
Mr. A drove about 500m more after the accident, got out of his car, checked the damaged part, and ran away.
He suffered severe head injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital, where he later died.
Based on the surrounding CCTV, the police arrested Mr. A about 1km away from the accident site at around 2:20 am in 2 hours.
At the time of arrest, Mr. A's blood alcohol level was 0.069%, which was the license suspension level.
In a police investigation, Mr. A is known to have stated, "I didn't know I was hitting a person, but I thought I was hitting an object or something," and "I fell asleep at the time."
Mr. A is a doctor working at a clinic in Incheon, and it was found that he had an accident on his way home after having a dinner with hospital staff.
Mr. B is said to have worked for a delivery agency about a year ago, and he suffered a disaster while delivering hamburgers.
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