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Decision of unconstitutionality

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Overturn of law no signal of tolerance on drunk driving

The Constitutional Court ruled against the revised Road Traffic Act last Thursday that called for the additional punishment of repeat drunk drivers. Since its amendment in 2018, the clause has drawn public backlash for sentencing recidivists to up to five years in jail or 20 million won ($16,800) in fines. The court said that the amendment failed to consider the graveness of the offense or set a time limit. However, it is worrying that the decision on unconstitutionality might weaken public awareness........

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