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National handball team about 3km drunk driving, 8 passersby injured…a suspended sentence

In February last year, Kim, a former Olympic national handball player, was put on trial for injuring eight citizens by drunk driving in downtown Jamsil, Seoul, and was sentenced to probation. 온라인경마

Criminal Justice 4 of the Seoul Eastern District Court on Wednesday sentenced Kim to one year in prison and three years of probation for violating the Road Traffic Act (Drunken Driving) and the Special Act on Handling of Traffic Accidents (Disinjury). He also ordered 80 hours of compliance driving classes and 40 hours of community service.

Kim, who was part of the national team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, got into a drunk driving accident at around 11 p.m. on Feb. 24 last year. He drove about 3 kilometers under the influence of alcohol near Songpa District in Seoul, injuring eight passers-by. His blood alcohol level was known to be 0.06 percent, the level of his license suspension.

One person in his 20s could not avoid serious injury for eight weeks. Seven people, including passers-by in his 80s who picked up waste paper, suffered minor injuries. The court pointed out that one victim was seriously injured, and the other victims also suffered physical and mental pain. “We considered that Kim was a first offender with no history of criminal punishment, that his blood alcohol level was not very high at 0.06 percent at the time, and that the victims agreed with the victims and did not want to be punished,” it said.

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