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Court Rules Aggravated Punishment for Repeat DUI Offenses Unconstitutional

Court Rules Aggravated Punishment for Repeat DUI Offenses Unconstitutional

SEOUL, May 26 (Korea Bizwire) – The Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that a law calling for aggravated punishment against repeated offenses of drunk driving or refusing field sobriety testing is unconstitutional. The nine-justice panel made the ruling in a 7-2 vote to a clause of the country’s revised Road Traffic Act, dubbed the Yoon Chang-ho [...]

Departure Order for Foreigner who Drove 1 Meter While Intoxicated Unfair: Commission

Departure Order for Foreigner who Drove 1 Meter While Intoxicated Unfair: Commission

SEOUL, March 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A departure order for a foreigner who drove approximately 1 meter while under the influence of alcohol has been ruled unfair, the Central Administrative Appeals Commission (CAAC) said Tuesday. The CAAC, under the Anti-Corruption & Civil Rights Commission, said it has repealed the immigration authorities’ departure order for the [...]

Anti-DUI Law Subjecting Repeat Offense to Aggravated Punishment Ruled Unconstitutional

Anti-DUI Law Subjecting Repeat Offense to Aggravated Punishment Ruled Unconstitutional

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The Constitutional Court on Thursday ruled against a law that calls for aggravated punishment for repeat drunk drivers because multiple violations are defined as repeat offences no matter how far apart in time they are. The court delivered the non-constitutional decision against the country’s revised Road Traffic Act, dubbed [...]

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 [...]

Coronavirus Prompts Changes to DUI Testing

Coronavirus Prompts Changes to DUI Testing

SEOUL, May 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Police Agency expanded the use of so-called ‘untact’ detectors to track down drunk drivers nationwide after they were first introduced last Monday. The breathalyzers used in the pre-coronavirus era were removed in January, after which the police have been resorting to selective crackdowns on suspicious drivers for [...]

Seoul City Introduces DUI Monitoring System for All Public Bus Companies

Seoul City Introduces DUI Monitoring System for All Public Bus Companies

SEOUL, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced Monday that all 127 public bus companies in the city have introduced a driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) online management system. The system is responsible for recording if and when bus drivers were tested for a DUI, the results, and footage of [...]