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Updated : 2015-06-09

Penalties for drunk driving and drag racing

In China, drunk driving and drag racing are incorporated into criminal law. Under the Amendment to the Criminal Law of the People Republic of China (VIII), a person who chases with other automobiles when driving on the road or commits drunk-driving shall be sentenced to criminal detention and be concurrently given a fine, provided that the circumstances are grave. A person who commits any of the acts under the preceding Paragraph, thus constituting any other crime, shall be convicted of and punished by the crime carrying a heavier punishment. Meanwhile, the revised Road Traffic Safety Law also stipulates that whoever drives a motor vehicle after drinking alcohol shall be imposed upon the penalty of temporary seizure of his motor vehicle driving license for 6 months and be imposed upon a fine of not less than 1000 Yuan but not more than 2000 Yuan as well.