Man killed as drunk driver runs car over him

By Duc Hung   January 14, 2024 | 09:21 pm PT
Police in central Vietnam have arrested a 23-year-old woman who drove a car while under the influence of alcohol and fatally hit a man standing on a street.
Two officers escort Phan Thi Ngoc Minh to a police station in Ha Tinh Province, January 14, 2024. Photo by police

Two officers escort Phan Thi Ngoc Minh to a police station in Ha Tinh Province, Jan. 14, 2024. Photo by police

According to the police, Phan Thi Ngoc Minh was driving on National Highway 1 in Cam Xuyen District, Ha Tinh Province, at 1:40 a.m. on Jan. 13.

At the same time Le Ngoc Quang, 34, had stopped his truck by the side of the road to check some fault.

When he had just got off the truck, Minh approached him from behind and ran over him, killing him instantly.

Her car then rammed the side of the truck and got stuck there.

Minh was later found to have 0.385 mg of alcohol per liter in her breath.

The scene of the accident. Photo by poli

A car is damaged after a hitting a truck in Ha Tinh Province, Jan. 13, 2024. Photo by Ha Tinh police

She told the police she had been heading home in Cam Xuyen District from a friend's birthday party in Ha Tinh Town.

The police said she was too drunk to control the car.

Drivers are not allowed to have any alcohol in their breath. Violators are fined and have their licenses revoked, and evidently face criminal charges if they cause injuries or death while driving under the influence.

The maximum fines, for people with alcohol levels exceeding 0.4 mg/liter, are VND40 million (US$1,640) in cash and revocation of the license for up to 24 months.

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