Female national handball player responsible for ‘drunk driving’ accident, severe punishment inevitable

 Reporter Park Ji-hyeok = A 23-year-old female handball player from the national team who injured eight citizens by grabbing the steering wheel while drunk is unlikely to be able to avoid severe punishment.

Recently, the Songpa Police Station has prosecuted and investigated player A for drunk driving under the Road Traffic Act and personal injury under the Act on Special Cases for the Handling of Traffic Accidents.

According to the police, player A is suspected of hitting eight pedestrians by causing a drunken accident on the road in Sincheon Food Alley, Jamsil-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul around 11:00 pm on the 25th of last month.

In this accident, a man in his 20s suffered a ruptured abdominal cavity and was taken to a hospital for surgery.

Except for Mr. B, the other victims suffered minor injuries, and among the victims, an elderly man in his 80s was found to have been involved in an accident while pulling a discarded cart.

A police breathalyzer test gave Athlete A’s blood alcohol level of 0.06%, a level that would amount to a suspension of her license. 온라인카지노

Athlete A, who made her adult stage debut in 2018, played for the national team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics held in 2021 as a member of Samcheok City Hall.

Both the Korea Handball Association and its team are awaiting the results of the police investigation. An official from the association said, “We will hold a sports fair committee based on the results of the police investigation and the measures taken by the affiliated team.”

According to the Association’s Sports Fair Committee regulations, the heavy punishments that can be given to players are expulsion, suspension of qualifications, and suspension from participation. A light discipline is a reprimand. Considering the number of victims and the seriousness of the case, it is predicted that it will be difficult to avoid severe punishment.

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