The man who hit the late Yoon Chang-ho in a drunk driving accident that led to Yoon’s death has been sentenced to six years of in prison.
The 27-year-old surnamed Park was handed over to the lower court for violating the Additional Punishment Act on Specific Crimes.
A judge announced the ruling at the eastern branch of the Busan District Court.
He ruled that Park consumed a lot of alcohol and drove without hesitation with another party in the car, bringing about an irreversible and severe outcome.
The judge added that a harsh punishment was inevitable given the defendant seriously violated his obligation to drive cautiously.
The court ruled in a previous trial that it could not accept the defendant’s request to review the application of the Act on Special Cases concerning the Settlement of Traffic Accidents.
Yoon’s father said that he will be appealing the sentence, which he says was not tough enough.
The 22-year-old Yoon lost consciousness on September 25th when he was hit by a drunk driver in Mipo and died after 46 days on life support.
After Yoon ‘s accident, his friends bonded together to form a bill by contacting politicians to try to establish the “Yoon Chang-ho Law”, a bill that focuses on punishing drunk drivers.
The drunk driving limit will be reduced to 0.03% this summer from the current 0.05%.