First Foreigner Detained for Drunk Driving
Jawaid Kamil was the first foreigner caught and charged for drunk driving in Shenzhen. Kamil was caught at the intersection of Shennan Boulevard and Renmin Road South. In a test done by the traffic police showed that his blood alcohol level reached 125.2 ml/100ml.
In a different incident, four people were detained for ten days for providing false statements on a traffic altercation that happened in Nanshan district. The four people lied on an investigation done on a detained driver. The police caught the driver escaping a traffic accident when he hit an electric bike.
One of the people detained, who worked at the Nanshan District Committee was suspended from his job. The traffic incident aroused public concern when a college student took a video using his mobile phone and posted it in his blog. The driver escaped and one of his companions misled the police claiming that he was the one driving.
The four people who lied to the police and the driver will be charged for lying to the police, drunk driving and escaping a traffic accident.