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Suspected British hit-and-run driver prohibited departure

Suspected British hit-and-run driver prohibited departure

An alleged British native driver involving in a car crash that killed a 30-some year-old man March 25 in Taipei was granted bail and faced prohibition of departure, according to local media report Sunday.
Zain Dean, a British-born Indian, 38, CEO of British NCL Media Taiwan branch, was suspected to involve in a deadly car crash that caused the death of Huang Chun-te around 5 a.m., March 25 as he delivered newspaper on Jhongsiao East Rd. in Taipei.
Dean, who has resided in Taiwan for more than ten years, allegedly commissioned his girlfriend, a native Taiwanese, to deliver his Mercedes-Benz that hit Huang to a recycling plant for disintegration, which was stopped by the police just in time.
Dean denied his involvement in the accident and argued that the driver was a staff in a club where he visited just before the crash occurred when questioned.
The police found it impossible for the club staff, surnamed Cho, to return to the club in six minutes after delivering Dean home, the report said.
Around 3 p.m. March 27, Dean was transferred to Taipei District Prosecutors Office for re-hearing grounded on Offenses Against Public Safety. Dean was granted bailed around 6:30 p.m. paying NT$150,000 and prohibited from leaving Taiwan or going to sea.
The deceased Huang did several jobs to support his family as his mother suffered a stroke and his father was unable to work, according to the report.


Updated : 2021-07-26 11:51 GMT+08:00