Family of 3 killed in drunk driving incident

By Gia Chinh   June 3, 2022 | 12:14 am PT
Family of 3 killed in drunk driving incident
A car is badly damaged after hitting a motorbike in Bac Giang, June 2, 2022. Photo by VnExpress
Three people in a family in the northern province of Bac Giang were killed after being struck by a car driven under the influence of alcohol Thursday.

Nguyen Van Hung, 48, his wife Duong Thi Quyen, 44, and their daughter, Nguyen Thuy Duong, 13, were traveling on a motorbike when the car hit them at an intersection at around 11:32 p.m.

The collision knocked the motorbike into the air, throwing all three to the sidewalk. All died at the scene, authorities confirmed.

Nguyen Quoc Thinh, 35, was found to be driving under the influence of 0.604 milligrams of alcohol per liter of breath. The car ran for another few dozen meters before coming to a halt, it was added.

A traffic camera revealed that the street at the time had been nearly empty, and the traffic lights yellow.

Thinh, an official of the Bac Giang management committee for road maintenance under the Department of Transport, has since been detained by local police.

Anyone driving with alcohol present in their body would face either fines or criminal charges in accordance with Vietnamese law.

The following video may be shocking. Viewer discretion is advised.

A motorbike is hit by a car in Bac Giang Province near midnight, June 2, 2022.

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