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Tennessee lawmaker under fire after interview comments

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker from Chattanooga is under fire for comments made during a local TV interview in which he blamed “inner city” obesity partly on people eating fried chick...

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Amended law to require severe drunk drivers to use ignition interlock

An amended transportation regulation will require people with serious drunk driving violations to use ignition interlock devices on their vehicles from March, the Ministry of Transportation and Commun...

Number of drunk driving fatalities in Taiwan rises sharply

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The number of deaths caused by drunk driving is showing a sharp increase, reaching 80 percent of last year’s total in just six months, the United Evening News report...

More than 300 people fined on first day of new DUI regulations

Taipei, July 2 (CNA) More than 300 people were fined under tougher laws for driving under the influence (DUI) across Taiwan on Monday, the first day of implementation of the new regulations, according...

Taiwan to introduce bicycle DUI law

From July 1, anyone caught riding a bicycle, electric bike or tricycle under the influence of alcohol will be subject for the first time to a fine of NT$600-NT$1,200 (US$19.74-US$39.48), while those r...

Passengers in Taiwan will be fined NT$3,000 for DUI from July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) announced on Tuesday (June 25) that adult passengers will be fined jointly and severally for drunk driving offenses fro...

Taiwan can give life in prison for DUI repeat offenders who cause fatal crashes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Drunk drivers who cause a death within five years of their previous case can be sentenced to prison terms from five years to life, according to an amendment passed by the ...

Intentional homicide drunk drivers could face death penalty

The Executive Yuan approved a draft amendment to the Criminal Code at its weekly meeting Thursday, mandating that drunk drivers found guilty of intentional vehicular homicide could face capital punish...

Intentional homicide drunk drivers could face death penalty in Taiwan

The Executive Yuan approved a draft amendment to the Criminal Code at its weekly meeting Thursday, mandating that drunk drivers found guilty of intentional vehicular homicide could face capital punish...

Taiwan's justice ministry mulling tougher charges in fatal drunk driving cases

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) said Sunday it is considering a law amendment that would allow charges of voluntary manslaughter in drunk driving cases that result in death, following two road fatalitie...

Wisconsin court OKs unconscious drunk drivers' blood draws

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin state Supreme Court says police can legally draw blood from unconscious drunken drivers. The court ruled 5-2 Tuesday that drivers automatically con...

22 killed in Uganda when speeding bus strikes beer truck

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A police spokesman says 22 people are dead after a speeding passenger bus struck a tractor and then a beer truck on its way to Uganda's capital. Emilian Kayima...

Australian judge to rule on whether cardinal stands trial

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Vatican official to be charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis will return to an Australian court on Tuesday to learn whether he must stand trial on...

Congress' immigration push sputters as guns grab attention

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's taken just two weeks for Washington's immigration battle to fade from blistering to back-burner. Lawmakers now seem likely to do little or nothing this election year on an effor...