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1,900 Teachers Disciplined for Drunk Driving over Past 4 Years

1,900 Teachers Disciplined for Drunk Driving over Past 4 Years

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — About 1,900 teachers have been disciplined for drunk driving over the past four years, with 16 of them getting fired, education ministry data showed Thursday. A total of 1,883 teachers have been punished with disciplinary measures for driving drunk between 2014 and June this year, according to the ministry [...]

Gyeonggi Police Institute 24-Hour Field Sobriety Inspections to Counter Drunk Driving Accidents

Gyeonggi Police Institute 24-Hour Field Sobriety Inspections to Counter Drunk Driving Accidents

SUWON, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – After three years of declining deaths caused by drunk driving accidents, 2017 is teetering precariously towards breaking that streak.  From 2014 through 2016, 97, 75 and 59 individuals were victimized in drunk driving accidents. From January through June of this year, 45 died, a 55.2 percent increase over the [...]

Number of Public Servants Disciplined for DUI Almost Doubled Last Year

Number of Public Servants Disciplined for DUI Almost Doubled Last Year

SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of public servants disciplined for drunk driving nearly doubled to 1,175 last year from a year earlier, according to government data obtained by a ruling party lawmaker. The Ministry of Personnel Management data showed that a total of 3,544 public servants received disciplinary punishment for drunk driving [...]

Drunk Driving Causing Billions in Economic Losses: Study

Drunk Driving Causing Billions in Economic Losses: Study

SEOUL, Dec. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Driving under the influence is both legally and morally irresponsible, unnecessarily putting at risk the lives of innocent bystanders.  Unfortunately, a significant number of Koreans still fail to recognize the dangers of drunk driving, and the lukewarm legal punishment of DUI offenders, even when there are fatalities, is seemingly [...]

Major Leaguer Kang Jung-Ho Subject to ‘Three Strikes’ Law after Latest DUI Arrest

Major Leaguer Kang Jung-Ho Subject to ‘Three Strikes’ Law after Latest DUI Arrest

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean major leaguer Kang Jung-ho has struck out — not at the plate, but in the court of South Korean law.  Kang, an infielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, is subject to the “three strikes” law after his latest arrest on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, [...]