Light Fine For Drink-Driver Who Hit Five People

Story By: John Feng, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report

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A suspected drink-driver who fell asleep at the wheel and caused a collision that left five pedestrians hospitalised has been fined just 168 GBP.

The suspect, surnamed Wu, admitted to having taken part in a night of heavy drinking hours before the accident, according to police.

Footage from the city of Bozhou in China’s eastern Anhui Province shows Wu’s SUV suddenly veering off-road and slamming into the first of his victims, who is sent flying.

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The car then continues at speed and slams into a group of four men, all of whom were oblivious to the impending danger.

In the video, all four are hit by the car at the same time; they are bowled over and hit the ground at the same time during the crash on 22nd January.

Authorities say Wu tested positive for drink-driving and revealed he had fallen asleep behind the wheel at the moment of the collision.

According to reports, all five victims are still receiving treatment in hospital.

One suffered a broken leg.

The police say Wu was given 12 demerit points, will serve a six-month driving ban, and also received a fine of 1,500 RMB (168 GBP).

John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.