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Parliament Passes Bill Aimed at Toughening Punishment on Drunk Driving

Parliament Passes Bill Aimed at Toughening Punishment on Drunk Driving

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Assembly on Thursday passed a proposal aimed at toughening the punishment for drunk driving at its plenary session. Parliamentary committees separately passed two revised proposals designed to increase punishments in the case of driving under the influence (DUI) a day earlier. The so-called Yoon Chang-ho acts consist [...]

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 [...]

Embattled Infielder Kang Jung-ho Granted U.S. Visa, Set to Rejoin Pirates

Embattled Infielder Kang Jung-ho Granted U.S. Visa, Set to Rejoin Pirates

SEOUL, Apr. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — His major league career once in limbo over a drunk driving conviction, embattled South Korean infielder Kang Jung-ho is finally set to rejoin the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates announced Thursday (local time) that Kang has been granted a U.S. work visa and has re-entered the country. After missing the [...]

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Third Baseman Kang Jung Ho to Play for Dominican Republic Club

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Third Baseman Kang Jung Ho to Play for Dominican Republic Club

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Pittsburgh Pirates’ third baseman Kang Jung-ho, his big league career in limbo following a drunk driving conviction, has signed with a Dominican Republic club. Aguilas Cibaenas, which competes in the Dominican Winter League, announced their signing of Kang on their Twitter page on Wednesday. The winter league season usually [...]

Pirates’ Kang Jung-ho Loses Appeal over DUI Sentencing; Big League Career in Jeopardy

Pirates’ Kang Jung-ho Loses Appeal over DUI Sentencing; Big League Career in Jeopardy

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Beleaguered major league infielder Kang Jung-ho on Thursday lost his appeal of an earlier drunk driving sentence, a development that puts his playing career in jeopardy. The Seoul Central District Court rejected Kang’s appeal and upheld an eight-month sentence from March, which was suspended for two years, for leaving [...]