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...

New Taipei police officer killed in high-speed scooter chase

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 31-year-old New Taipei police officer perished on Wednesday (Aug. 28), after a suspect he was pursuing deliberately clipped his scooter at an intersection in Keelung. Whil...

Drunk driver detained after causing 3 deaths in car crash in Taiwan's Taoyuan

Taipei, Aug. 24 (CNA) The Taoyuan District Court approved a motion Sunday to take into custody a drunk truck driver who was responsible for the death of three people in a traffic accident the previous...

Drunk driver slams van into group of volunteers in Taiwan, 3 feared dead

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A drunken van driver plowed into a crowd of volunteers cleaning up the sidewalks in Taoyuan City Saturday (August 24) morning, leaving three people with no signs of life. ...

Video shows drunk female driver trying to run over pedestrians in W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Video has surfaced showing a woman colliding with cars and trying to run over pedestrians in a drunken fit over a traffic dispute with another woman in western Taiwan. In a ...

Time for Taiwan to prioritize extradition agreements

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- The extradition of Taiwanese telecom fraud suspects has been back in the news recently and is something that the Taiwanese government needs to come to grips with. Only la...

In Denmark, police book scooter users for drunk driving

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in the Danish capital say at least 30 people face preliminary charges for operating electric scooters under the influence of alcohol or drugs, as part of a wider move...

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...

The Latest: Biker crash suspect had past drunk driving count

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly collision between a pickup truck and motorcycles in rural New Hampshire (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Records show the dr...

Startup finding success with new contactless blood pressure sensor

TAIPEI --A Taiwanese university startup, which has developed image-sensing technology to measure a person's blood pressure and heartbeat simply by looking at his/her face, is starting to find comm...

Scottish court rules British businessman Zain Dean not to be extradited to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) is considering an appeal after a court in Scotland ruled Thursday (June 6) that British businessman Zain Dean should not be extradit...

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 ...

Bulgarian man charged with DUI in Taipei pleads ignorance of law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- When a Bulgarian man identified with the Chinese surname Keh (克) was pulled over for driving under the influence (DUI) last Wednesday (May 15), he claimed that he was unaware o...