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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 [...]

‘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 [...]