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Drunken man drives Mercedes on wall of Taiwan tunnel

Car crashed through guard rails, stopped after 200 meters on wall

A drunk driver drove on a tunnel wall for 200 meters

A drunk driver drove on a tunnel wall for 200 meters (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man who later tested positive for alcohol drove his Mercedes on the wall of a tunnel in Taipei City over a distance of 200 meters before coming to a standstill, reports said Wednesday (Sept. 23).

The incident happened before 5 a.m. Wednesday in the Kangle tunnel in the capital’s Neihu District, CNA reported.

A 42-year-old man surnamed Chen (陳) had drove his Mercedes C300 into the tunnel but failed to veer right to stay in the lane. His car crashed through the barrier in the middle of the road and destroyed the guard rails on the other side, continuing its route on the wall, according to the police report.

After 200 meters of driving on the side of the tunnel and wrecking the guardrails, the luxury car finally came to a stop. Chen only suffered minor injuries, but a breathalyzer test showed a blood alcohol level of 0.69, CNA reported.

Police told reporters that the driver will likely be prosecuted for posing a danger to public safety.

Updated : 2021-06-17 02:17 GMT+08:00