HCMC crash: Driver's alcohol content surpasses legal limit, leading to fatalities.

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    Nov 15, 2023

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A drunk driver caused a fatal accident in Thu Duc City, hitting five cars and taking the life of an 18-year-old girl.


Pham Cao Tri, aged 39, was apprehended by Thu Duc law enforcement authorities on Monday for further examination regarding his involvement in a series of traffic accidents that occurred on Nguyen Van Tang Street.

According to the authorities, it was revealed that Tri's blood alcohol concentration measured at 188.8 mg/100 ml, significantly surpassing the legal limit of 80 mg/100 ml.

This photo, provided by the police, captures Pham Cao Tri at a police station in Thu Duc City on November 13, 2023.

After being apprehended, Tri explained to the police that he had participated in a gathering with his friends at a neighboring apartment complex, where alcohol was consumed. Prior to the successive collisions, Tri disclosed that his vehicle had already collided with another car, resulting in his inability to maintain control over his speed.

Tri was driving on Hanoi Highway in Thu Duc around 4:30 p.m. when a series of crashes occurred.

As he approached the intersection, his vehicle violently crashed into two cars traveling in the opposite direction. The impact propelled his car further, causing it to collide with three motorcycles—two on the road and one conveniently parked on the sidewalks.

On November 12, 2023, a severe traffic incident took place in Thu Duc City, HCMC, leaving significant damage in its wake. A seven-seat car collided with five cars and motorbikes, causing chaos on the road. The impact was so intense that it even resulted in the collapse of a house's wall. Captured in an image by VnExpress/Dinh Van, this photograph portrays the aftermath of the distressing event.

The car with seven seats relentlessly crashed into a beverage stall, obliterating a wall before finally coming to a halt. Tragically, the sequence of collisions claimed the life of an 18-year-old college student who was riding a motorbike, while two other individuals sustained injuries.

Vietnam has implemented strict regulations prohibiting drivers from consuming any amount of alcohol. Those found violating this law will face severe consequences including cash fines, license revocation, and potential criminal charges if their actions result in injuries or fatalities to others.

Drunk driving offenders who surpass alcohol levels of 80 mg/100 ml of blood or 0.4 mg/liter of breath may face a substantial penalty. The maximum fine for such violations ranges from VND30-40 million (equivalent to US$1,230-1,640), in addition to enduring a license suspension lasting approximately 22-24 months.

Driver in HCMC's deadly crash has alcohol exceeding cap level

On November 12, 2023, a shocking incident unfolded in HCMC's Thu Duc City as a car collided with several vehicles. The entire scene was captured on video by Nguyen Diep from VnExpress.

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