A public official, who had been lenient after stealing air conditioners from public toilets and assaulting bus drivers and police, caused a drunk driving traffic accident and even assaulted his wife, and was isolated from society.
According to the legal community, Judge Kim Chan-nyeon of the Sokcho Branch Criminal Division 1 of the Chuncheon District Court in Gangwon Province sentenced A (56) to two and a half years in prison and a fine of 300,000 won on charges of drunk driving under the Road Traffic Act, dangerous driving injuries under the Specific Crime Weighting Act, special injuries, and violations of the Domestic Violence Punishment Act. 스포츠토토
A was put on trial on charges of causing a four-week injury to driver B (37) by hitting a car ahead of him while driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.230% at around 11 p.m. on May 28.
At that time, the road was wet due to rain, so he had to drive at less than 40km/h, but Mr. A drove at 121-123km/h.
The indictment also included charges of swearing and hitting his wife C with fists, feet, and mobile phones while arguing over money on July 23, and violating temporary measures to “evict from home and not enter home” by the court.
Mr. A denied the allegations in court, but the court refused to accept them. It was judged that the argument of mental and physical weakness was also not valid.
It was not the first time that he committed the crime. He was suspended from prosecution for stealing an air conditioner and outdoor unit owned by another city government official and county office from a public restroom in Goseong County in June last year.
In July of that year, he assaulted a bus driver and a police officer in succession, but was sentenced to six months in prison and two years of probation.
Judge Kim said, “The blood alcohol level was very high at the time of drunk driving, and the crime of domestic violence was very bad,” adding, “In light of the defendant’s attitude in the investigation stage, it is difficult to say that he seriously reflects on his wrongdoing, and there seems to be a high risk of recidivism.”