Thursday, March 12, 2009
no more driving for Laughing gor
Last year, Michael Tse Tin Wah went home after a business drinking. He drove his car into the back of a taxi. Although there were no casualties, the police detected that Michael Tse had more than 1.5 times the allowed alcohol percentage in his blood.
Michael pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a 6 weeks jail, with 1 year probation (meaning he doesn't have to go to jail) and 1.5 years of (drivers) license suspension. Besides that, he has to pay a fine of 9500 HKdollars. The judge said that because Michael Tse is a celebrity, he has to uphold his public duty and be a good role model.
Because Michael is clearly feeling sorry, is a hard worker and the chance is low that he'd commit the same offense again, he'd been sentenced a fairly low sentence.
(he's also lucky that he didn't made this mistake this year, because HK made a very strict law against drunk driving. This is due a heavy traffic accident where a drunk truck driver killed 1 taxi driver and 5 passengers)
According to the news, Michael Tse had at least one traffic offense every year since he got his license.
Update: in an interview or TVB, Michael Tse said that he felt really, really sorry for this accident and that driving while drunk is really, really stupid. He promised never to do this anymore and thanks his family, friends and fans for their support.
Angela Tong Ying ying who's also caught driving drunk will be sentenced next week.
Source: HK tv-news
Credits: athlon @ AsianFanatics