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DUI Victim in Busan Whose Case Sparked New Law Dies

Write: 2018-11-09 16:49:50Update: 2018-11-09 18:23:35

DUI Victim in Busan Whose Case Sparked New Law Dies

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A South Korean man left brain dead after being hit by a drunk driver in September died Friday.

Busan Metropolitan Police say Yoon Chang-ho died a little after 2:30 p.m. in the hospital. 

The drunk driver struck him September 25th near Haeundae Beach.

Public outrage over the incident fueled a push to pass a law named after the victim.

Bareunmirae Party Representative Ha Tae-keung introduced the measure, which calls for lowering the maximum acceptable blood alcohol limit for drivers from point-05 percent to point-03 percent.

Drivers' licenses would be revoked after two drunk driving offenses, rather than the current three, and violators would be subject to harsher punishments, including prison time, in cases involving fatalities.

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