We have always been warned of the dangers of drinking and driving. Combining the two is a threat not only for the driver’s safety but for other people’s as well. While government units from all over the world have their own implementing rules and regulations for the various laws prohibiting a drunk driver from drunk driving, people still recklessly engage in it. It is only after a tragic accident occurs that they come to their senses, much to the despair of everyone involved.
This is exactly what happened when a drunk driver in China had to sober up the hard way. The eye-opening accident happened in Zibo, located in the Shandong Province of East China.
The drunk driver, identified only by his last name, Zhang was drunk driving on his way home when he collided with an electric scooter. The vehicular collision k!11ed a child and left a woman severely injured. Instead of helping them, however, Zhang fled the scene immediately.
Witnesses who saw the collision rushed to help the mother and her child. Upon seeing the damage, they immediately called an ambulance and the local authorities.
Zhang was apprehended later that night and brought to the hospital where his victims were. To his horror, he found out that it was his own wife and son whom he had crashed into when he was drunk driving earlier. The worst part is, he sped away without helping them.
He told the police that he and his family went to visit a relative that night for dinner. As they were about to go home, however, he drove his silver van while his wife chose to take their son on the scooter. He also admitted that he had too much to drink before driving.
The police brought him back to the scene of the crime to show him what he had done. Devastated, Zhang can be seen in police footage wailing uncontrollably.
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