Criminal law may include drunk driving (2)

08:45, April 29, 2010      

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The suggestions have already received strong support from the public.

"Drunk drivers are no different than murderers. Only severe punishment could work to stop them," said Beijinger Zhang Jian.

The new charge, if added to the Criminal Law, will more effectively warn people not to drink and drive, said Hangzhou-based lawyer Wang Zhiguo.

Several recent tragedies have placed the dangers of drunk driving at center stage.

Sun Weiming, a 30-year-old sales executive, killed four people in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, in 2008 and became the first drunk driver to receive a death sentence on charges of "endangering public safety". He later received a life sentence after he appealed to a higher court.

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