Yesterday (27th), the police applied for an arrest warrant for a driver in his 20s who caused three casualties while drunk in broad daylight in downtown Osan, Gyeonggi-do안전놀이터.

The man who caused the accident after drinking during the day after working overtime stated that he did not remember anything, but the bereaved family is calling for strict punishment.

Reporter Yun Woong-seong reports.

[Reporter] Right after lunchtime, near the market in Osan, Gyeonggi-do, an SUV
running ignoring a stop sign crashed into citizens crossing the crosswalk. At the time of the accident, 7 citizens were crossing the street at the crosswalk. A 25-year-old surnamed Lim, who ran away without stopping the vehicle despite the shock of the accident, was arrested by the police only after colliding with another vehicle. In the accident, a woman in her 70s died after being taken to the hospital, and two others, including a man in his 50s, were seriously injured, including broken ribs. [Police: If you have any objection to the (blood alcohol level) level, you can request a blood sample. To the police officer.] Lim, who was arrested by the police immediately after the accident, had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.2% or more, and was in a state of intoxication that was more than twice the license revocation standard. The investigation revealed that Lim had been drinking with his co-workers in the morning after a night shift. Lim was a heavy drinker, and it was confirmed that he stated at the time of the accident that he had no recollection.

Nearby merchants say that the accident site is a crowded market in a children’s protection area, so you must drive slowly.

[Nearby Merchant: This is a market alley and normal vehicles travel slowly, so there are no major accidents, but I have never seen such a major accident while doing business here.] The bereaved families of female victims in their 70s who died often experienced catastrophic events in the market they always went to

. He urged strict punishment for drunk driving, saying that he never dreamed that he would be punished.

[Victim’s son: I want the punishment to be very severe. An accident like this won’t happen next time. An innocent person who committed no crime for no reason died in an accident like this… .]

The police applied for an arrest warrant for driver Lim on charges of escape and death under the Act on the Aggravated Punishment of Specific Crimes.

In addition, it is believed that there are no passengers, and the plan is to investigate the colleagues who drank together for aiding and abetting drunk driving.

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