What is the penalty for drunk driving and kill someone?

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What is the penalty for drunk driving and kill someone?

Postby fh2000 » 28 Apr 2012, 09:05

I now have watched so many videos of drunk driving in Taiwan ever since I joined this board. What is the average penalty for drunk driving and kill someone? Do they normally pay money to the victim's family without going to jail?
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Re: What is the penalty for drunk driving and kill someone?

Postby Stian » 28 Apr 2012, 12:53

A slap on the wrist?

Dos it really mather?
If you drive while drunk killing someone or not will be like throwing dice and noone think they will kill anyone.
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Re: What is the penalty for drunk driving and kill someone?

Postby divea » 28 Apr 2012, 13:01

Penalty??

Lots of media coverage. Thats it!
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Re: What is the penalty for drunk driving and kill someone?

Postby Homey » 28 Apr 2012, 13:55

It depends who you are, who you know, and how much money you have.
Why not???

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Re: What is the penalty for drunk driving and kill someone?

Postby Super Hans » 28 Apr 2012, 14:28

A lifetime of remorse and shame, and the inability to live another day without the ever present shadow of guilt as reminder of your foolishness.

Oh...you mean in Taiwan?
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Re: What is the penalty for drunk driving and kill someone?

Postby Super Hans » 28 Apr 2012, 14:35

Sorry, that last post was incredibly cynical, especially for a Saturday afternoon.

You'd almost certainly face jail time and a loss of licence. This still does depend on who you are, though, and your connections, and in saying that I am not being cynical.
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Re: What is the penalty for drunk driving and kill someone?

Postby Icon » 28 Apr 2012, 16:46

Yes, you will pay a lot of money to the family, and depending on the amount/severity of judge, jail time will be long/short/commuted to more money. And yes, several foreigners have had this experience.
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Re: What is the penalty for drunk driving and kill someone?

Postby Deuce Dropper » 28 Apr 2012, 18:21

You can likely avoid jail time by paying the family a significant sum of money (like 3M NT), but I think the window is closing on this style of 'out'. Taiwanese attitudes towards drunk driving has changed so much in the last five years, that it won't be long before they treat this issue the same way it is treated int he West (cynicism of some of the posts in this thread aside)
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Re: What is the penalty for drunk driving and kill someone?

Postby fh2000 » 07 May 2012, 23:14

The law-makers are fixing the law due to the recent drunk-driving/killing instances. Has Taiwan reached the tipping point on this issue? I hope so.

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Re: What is the penalty for drunk driving and kill someone?

Postby Pingdong » 08 May 2012, 03:18

Keep the beer in the fridge and just bring along a little case with a straw, trucker style.
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