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Vietnamese man charged with lending motorcycle to drunk friend who later caused fatal accident

Vietnamese man charged with lending motorcycle to drunk friend who later caused fatal accident

Saturday, February 24, 2024, 15:33 GMT+7
Vietnamese man charged with lending motorcycle to drunk friend who later caused fatal accident
Tran Van Dung, a 20-year-old resident of Ha Nam Province in northern Vietnam, is being questioned by two police officers for allegedly letting an alcohol-impaired friend borrow his motorcycle that led to a deadly traffic accident in late 2023. Photo: H.Sam / Tuoi Tre

A 20-year-old man in Ha Nam Province, northern Vietnam has been prosecuted for allegedly letting an alcohol-impaired friend borrow his motorcycle that led to a deadly traffic accident in late December last year, local police confirmed on Friday.

The vehicle owner Tran Van Dung was also banned from leaving his residence in Binh Luc District.

According to the officers, Dung, N.N.H., and four others drank alcohol at a wedding celebration in Binh Luc at around 8:00 pm on December 23, 2023.

Subsequently, H. borrowed Dung’s motorbike, which had no number plate, to pick up a friend of H.

When H. was traveling on National Highway 37 in the district, he crashed into a roadside tree, leaving him dead and the bike damaged.

Findings from police officers showed that H., borned in 2007, had a blood alcohol concentration of 92.04 milligrams per 100 milliliters of blood.

At a police station, Dung admitted he had learned that H. was drunk and did not have a driver’s license but he still let H. borrow the motorbike.

Through this case, the police warned people against lending their vehicles to those who are ineligible for riding or driving, as such practice breaks traffic safety rules and will possibly put the borrower and others in life-threatening situations.  

In related news, police in the northern province of Hoa Binh announced on Wednesday that they have pressed the same charges against Bui Van Tuyen, a 23-year-old resident in Hoa Binh.

On February 3 this year, Tuyen joined a drinking party with three others, including B.C.T., a 21-year-old local man.

After T. borrowed Tuyen’s motorbike at night on the same day to pick up the former’s girlfriend, T. collided with another one whose rider was identified as N.V.H, aged 23 in Hoa Binh.

Both T. and H. were pronounced dead following the crash.

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