Of course, considering how a family got, destroyed, and yet, there’s still, NO “harsher” punishment for those who CHOOSE to get behind the wheels, drunk in this country! Off of the Newspapers, translated…
The man, Huang in Kaohsiung got behind the wheels intoxicated, rammed into Lin’s family of four, the wife of Lin died on impact, Lin and his two daughters were, severely, injured, the district attorneys indicted Huang on manslaughter charges, first trial gave him a sentence of seven years ten months. The Kaohsiung Subsidiary Courts found that Huang did, SLAM on his brakes as he’d hit, that it wasn’t, manslaughter, but, he’d been caught twice before, getting behind the wheels drunk, and he was driving without a license, ramming the red lights, speeding, not allowed the pedestrians the right of way, that the punishment from the first trial was too lenient, yesterday, he was charged on vehicular manslaughter due to drunk driving, sentenced to nine years ten months.
“Not charging him with murder, it’d not set an example for the drunk drivers in the future…”, as Lin appeared in court in a wheelchair, heard the verdict, told, and even if the sentences had been added to more, it’s still, way too, lenient, for decades on end, the laws can’t scare off the repeated drunk drivers one bit, viewing drunk driving vehicular manslaughter as equivalent to murder in amending the laws is nowhere in sight, he’d gone up to the every single member of the Transportations Committee of the Legislature, to declare this, and only one legislator’s assistant showed up at the press conference he was holding, “The government and the representatives are all, enabling accomplices of this!”
He said, the civil case had already been settled, Huang hadn’t paid a cent to his families, and Huang’s mother found an attorney to sue him, how will his family take that lying down? As he receives the verdict, he will then discuss with his attorneys to see if will fight for an appeal. Lin’s mother accompanied his son to court, and recalled the past year’s worth of hardship with the trials, felt awful for what her son was going through, and started crying hard as the verdict’s been, read.
Two years ago on December 26th, Lin and his wife and daughter was crossing the crosswalks next to the Ai River in Kaohsiung, Huang rammed into them and had been drunk driving. The D.A. found, that Huang drove without a license, and was speeding, ramming the red lights, changing lanes without signaling, stepped down on the gas, then slammed on the brakes, there’s the uncertainties of his intent to kill someone, and in the past, there’d been drunk drivers who’d killed someone drunk driving who’d received twelve years and a half, and the D.A. charged Huang on manslaughter, and asked for fifteen years.
The Kaohsiung District Court took the case, there was a 29.1 meter long skid mark from the brakes, as Huang found the pedestrian, he had, slammed on the brakes, if there’s the uncertainties of intent of killing someone, then, he would’ve run someone over shortly after he got behind the wheels drunk, instead of ramming into the family as he drove across that particular, intersection, sentenced him to seven ears ten months on vehicular manslaughter by drunk driving.
Lin and the D.A. appealed. The Kaohsiung High Subsidiary Courts reviewed the evidence of the skid marks, and other physical evidences, and found, that there’s the uncertainties of the intent to commit murder, but, considering that Huang was driving at the speed of up to 93 kilometers per hour, considering the medical expertise, Lin and his daughter’s injuries could be treated.
The Collectivist Courts found, that in recent years, there’d been the people’s going up against drunk drivers, and Huang had two previous drunk driving records, and still got behind the wheels drunk, he’d not had a valid license, ramming the red lights, speeding, not allowed the pedestrians to have the right of way, it’d caused Lin to lose his loved ones, and still hadn’t reached a settlement agreement with the families yet, gave him the heavy sentence of nine years ten months on drunk driving causing deaths. The most severe sentence for drunk driving in the past was ten year, the verdict was closest to that.
And yet this is still bullshit, you think, that by punishing this person for ramming over the family, killing the members of the family to serve in prison is going to, help him reform? Yeah, right, because the law’s way too lenient here, that’s why, these drunk driving “accidents” (it would no longer be accident after that very first case!), keep on happening all over the world, because there’s NO stricter punishments, and, you can’t take the people’s keys away, if they wobbled out of a bar either, so, this keeps on, happening.
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