"The transfer fee from Seo-gu, Incheon to Gimpo, Gyeonggi-do is expensive at 25,000 won. Due to the perpetrator's actions, the deceased left his family in a panic ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday.

" While (42) was arrested, the bereaved family urged strict punishment for the perpetrator.

Yesterday (24th), a petition titled 'I urge strong punishment for drunk driving hit-and-run criminals' was posted on the website of the National Assembly National Consent Petition.

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▲ A petition posted by an acquaintance of the deceased courier

The writer, who revealed that he was a close friend of the brother of the delivery man who died, appealed, "The victim's family must live as a sinner for the rest of their lives due to the guilt of not protecting their children and brothers."

In the post, the author said, "From the moment you get drunk and get behind the wheel, it is clear that there is an intentional murder attempt."

The author then posted a post on the online community along with the national consent petition, asking for help to publicize the case.

He asked for consent to the petition, saying, "(The deceased) usually did not violate the signal, and was waiting by the signal even at dawn on the day of the incident."

He said, “(The perpetrator’s) job is a ‘doctor’ to save people, but I can’t forgive him for causing an accident and running away.” We hope that the law will be amended as soon as possible.”

Meanwhile, the petition received 100 upvotes on the same day that the post was uploaded.

For up to 7 days, a review will be conducted to see if the petition requirements have been met, and if it is determined that there is no particular problem, it will be published on the National Assembly petition website.

If 50,000 consent is obtained within 30 days after publication, it will be referred to the National Assembly's competent committee and related committees for review.

Previously, the police arrested doctor A (42) on charges of escape and death under the Act on the Aggravated Punishment of Specific Crimes and drunk driving under the Road Traffic Act.

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▲ Mr. A (42) entering the courtroom to receive an interrogation (substantial review of the warrant) before arrest held at the Incheon District Court on the 21st.

Mr. A is accused of driving an SUV while drinking at an intersection in Wondang-dong, Seo-gu, Incheon at around 0:20 am on the 20th, hitting and killing motorcycle deliveryman B (36) and running away.

It was investigated that he crossed the center line while going straight on the road on a one-way six-lane road, and hit Mr. B's motorcycle waiting for a left turn signal on the opposite side.

Even after the accident, Mr. A drove another 500m, got out of the car, checked the damaged part, abandoned the car and ran away.

Mr. B suffered serious head injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital, but eventually died.

After receiving the report, the police tracked the suspect's movement based on the surrounding CCTV and arrested Mr. A in about two hours.

At the time of his arrest, his blood alcohol level was 0.069%, the license suspension level.

Mr. A is a doctor who works at a clinic in Incheon, and it is said that he drove home drunk after a dinner with hospital staff and got into an accident and ran away.

Mr. B is known to have worked at a delivery agency for about a year, and was delivering hamburgers at the time of the accident.

▶ [23.01.21 8 News] 'Drunk hit and run' after dinner...

Arrest of a doctor in his 40s

(Picture = 'Petition for National Consent of the National Assembly' site)