Chinese diplomat in Korea denied immunity for DUI

Strong nationals wolfishly kicked the iron plate! A diplomat from the Chinese consulate in Gwangju, South Korea, was caught driving drunk and tried to use diplomatic immunity to avoid punishment, and the police referred him to the prosecution for investigation on the grounds that his behavior did not qualify for immunity.

According to Dong-A Ilbo, the Gwangju West District Police Department said today (12) that the Chinese consulate officer drove drunk from Jeonnam University Hospital in Gwangju’s East District to the West District from 1:30 a.m. to 2:25 a.m. on the 20th of last month.

Police said the Chinese diplomat had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.119 percent at the time of his arrest, reaching the level of a suspended driver’s license. The drunk driver said in response that he was there to meet with a Chinese student and was in the middle of his official duties and should be on the protection of diplomatic immunity.

However, the police believe that the Chinese diplomat was on his way home and was not on any official duty, so he was still referred to the prosecution and recommended for prosecution.