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Driving Under the Influence

Drink-drive let-off for official causes a storm

A Shenzhen court's decision to let a drink-driving official walk free because the distance involved was too short has sparked an online outcry.

Wednesday, 20 June, 2012, 12:00am

New tests to catch drivers on drugs

Police have added a battery of tests to their armoury in a renewed crackdown on the city's drug-drivers.

From Thursday, officers will be able to compel drivers suspected of being under the influence of narcotics to give urine and blood samples if they fail a new five-part impairment test.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Grasshopper star pays the penalty

Canto-pop star Remus Choy Yat-kit was fined HK$12,000 and ordered to do 160 hours of community service for drink-driving and careless driving. Choy crashed his Bentley while three times over the alcohol limi, Eastern Court heard.

25 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

TV talent judge jailed six months for drink-driving

Musician Gao Xiaosong was jailed for six months and fined 4,000 yuan (HK$4,800) over a drink-driving incident.

Gao, 42, a judge for the popular show China's Got Talent, is the first prominent figure to receive the maximum jail term since a legal amendment making drink-driving a crime took effect this month.

18 May 2011 - 12:00am

Drunk drivers face 5 years without licence

Drunk drivers could face harsher punishments, including loss of their driving licence for at least five years, according to a draft amendment to the Road Traffic Safety Law being discussed by the national legislature.

Members of the public and many lawyers have long complained that punishment of drunk drivers on the mainland is too light.

21 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Drink-driver steals minibus

A drink-driver was arrested after a minibus he stole sped through a red light in Fanling early yesterday. Police said it was stolen in Luen On Street at about 2am. The man, 36, got out and tried to escape but was subdued. Officers seized a knife and a cutter on board.

8 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Bokhary case ended with the right result

Such is the controversy surrounding the case of Amina Mariam Bokhary, the niece of one of our top judges, that her lawyer described her in court - ironically - as public enemy No 1 and blamed her predicament on a media campaign of 'character assassination'. The hearing resulted in Bokhary being jailed for six weeks for breaching five of seven conditions of her probation.

18 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Drunk on rhetoric

Are we 'anti-rich'? This is the question I've been struggling with for the past few months, and I'm still at a loss for an answer.

13 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Man held for suspected drug-driving

A 26-year-old man was arrested yesterday morning in Yuen Long on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and drug possession. Noticing that the man's car was weaving, police asked him to pull over and found white powder on his nose. Officers also found a small package of what appeared to be ketamine in the pocket of his trousers and arrested him.

5 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Tough policy for drug-driving on the cards

Law enforcers may adopt a 'zero-tolerance' approach to drug-driving and charge drivers found to have abused dangerous drugs regardless of whether their driving was impaired.

This is among proposals being studied by a working group on the growing problem, which will be the subject of a public consultation around the middle of the year, legislators heard yesterday.

3 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

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