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Former university vice-president jailed for fatal alcohol-fueled accident


09:47, October 20, 2011

NANCHANG, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- A former vice-president of a university was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday after being convicted of killing two people and injuring four others while driving under the influence of alcohol in east China's Jiangxi Province.

The verdict on Liao Weiming, who once served as vice-president of the Jiangxi Agricultural University, was handed down by the People's Court of the Economic Development Zone in Nanchang, the provincial capital.

On March 5, Liao, driving an SUV, rear-ended a bus in Nanchang. His vehicle then spun onto the sidewalk hitting several pedestrians, according to prosecutors.

According to police, Liao had 55 milligrams of alcohol for every 100 milliliters of blood in his system -- 35 milligrams higher than the limit specified by Chinese law.

A statement issued by the court said Liao received a lenient punishment as he surrendered himself to the police and voluntarily compensated the bereaved families.


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