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Gov’t Rejection of Naturalization Application over DUI Charge Legal

Gov’t Rejection of Naturalization Application over DUI Charge Legal

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A government decision to reject a foreign national’s naturalization application citing a drunk driving conviction has been ruled lawful by a Seoul court, according to judicial sources Monday. According to the sources, the Seoul Administrative Court recently overturned a Nepali national’s request to rescind the justice ministry’s rejection of [...]

8 out of 10 S. Koreans Support Heavier Penalty for Passengers Abetting Drunk Driving

8 out of 10 S. Koreans Support Heavier Penalty for Passengers Abetting Drunk Driving

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — About 8 out of every 10 South Koreans support the idea of stronger punishment for passengers who overlook and abet those driving under the influence, a poll showed Thursday. A total of 83.4 percent of 500 people aged 18 or above, surveyed by polling company Realmeter, expressed support for [...]

‘Untact’ Detectors Implemented for DUI Testing

‘Untact’ Detectors Implemented for DUI Testing

SEOUL, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Police Agency has begun a new system using ‘untact detectors’ to identify drivers under the influence without conducting breath tests. The new system replaces previous breathalyzers, aiming to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission. The new alcohol testing device can be used to measure the driver’s blood [...]

Coronavirus Testing Inspires Drive-through Drunk Driving Checkpoints

Coronavirus Testing Inspires Drive-through Drunk Driving Checkpoints

SEOUL, March 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of drunk driving accidents is rapidly skyrocketing as the police have reduced drunk driving checkpoints in the wake of the spread of the novel coronavirus. In response, a local police agency has introduced a new type of enforcement for drunk driving, similar to a “drive-through,” increasing the [...]

S. Koreans Turn to Chauffeur Services Following Introduction of Strict DUI Legislation

S. Koreans Turn to Chauffeur Services Following Introduction of Strict DUI Legislation

ULSAN, Jun. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The so-called “Yoon Chang-ho Act”, a new law with stronger restrictions for driving under the influence (DUI), is compelling drivers to exercise more caution. More drivers are using taxis or chauffeur services both night and day due to stricter DUI limits. One chauffeur company in Ulsan and Busan area [...]

Tougher DUI Regulations to be Enforced

Tougher DUI Regulations to be Enforced

SEOUL, Jun. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — A revised traffic law introducing a lower legal limit of drivers’ blood alcohol level and stronger punishment against driving under the influence (DUI) will go into effect later this week, with an expectation of significant changes in drinking culture and lifestyles in a society relatively generous to DUIs, police [...]

Prosecution Eyes Harsh Penalties for DUI-related Deadly Accidents

Prosecution Eyes Harsh Penalties for DUI-related Deadly Accidents

SEOUL, Jun. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Prosecutors will demand harsh penalties, including life sentences, for drivers who kill or severely injure people while driving under the influence, according to the prosecutor’s office Sunday. Under the revised guidelines that go into force from Tuesday, prosecutors are advised to seek the maximum penalty for drunk drivers who [...]