Drink-drive accidents cut
The number of drink-driving accidents involving injury or death fell to 29 in the year after the implementation of random breath tests in February last year, from 90 in the year before they took effect, transport minister Eva Cheng said in a written reply to a question in the Legislative Council. As well as allowing random testing, law changes last year increased the penalties for drink-driving. The government will soon propose a three-tier penalty system with a sliding scale.
Hammer attack chef jailed
A married chef whose advances a colleague repeatedly spurned was jailed for two years for attacking the woman's boyfriend with a hammer and knife. Tsang Ngai-sing, 46, who had pleaded guilty in the District Court to wounding Shea Yat-kung, was also ordered to pay HK$40,000 compensation to the victim.
Three treated after cylinder leak
Three workers needed hospital treatment after inhaling carbon dioxide leaking from a cylinder they were installing in the basement of the Excelsior hotel in Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay. One, aged 48, fell unconscious.