Man caught drunk driving in parking lot faces charges
Driving within the range of a parking lot when drunk is still drunk driving, and a man paid the price for it.
The man, surnamed Cheng, was reported to police on February 16 for parking an SUV in a parking lot and blocking other cars, but now he could face the criminal charge of dangerous driving, police in Jing’an District said on Thursday.
The incident took place at 3pm that day in the underground parking lot of the Plaza 66 mall on Nanjing Road W.
Since Cheng smelled like he had drunk alcohol, police gave him a test on the scene — his blood alcohol level was 98mg/100ml, passing the threshold of drunk driving in China.
Cheng claimed that he was only helping his wife pull the car out of the parking space because her driving skills aren't up to scratch, police said.
Police remind the public that driving on all public roads including city streets, squares and public parking lots when drunk is considered as punishable for drunk driving.
Cheng could face up to six months of detention with his driving license revoked, and he won’t be able to apply for a new license within the next five years.