Former TV host jailed for drunk crash

A former prime time evening news host was sentenced to jail and fined for crashing his car after drinking nearly three times the legal limit.
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Lang Yongchun attending an investment summit in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, on August 31.

Former TV host Lang Yongchun was sentenced to three months behind bars and fined 4,000 yuan (US$604) for driving drunk and crashing into another car, a Beijing court announced today.

Lang was driving an SUV at 10:40pm on October 5 when his car hit another vehicle at an intersection on West Dawang Street in Chaoyang District, Beijing. 

A blood alcohol test revealed he had 207.9mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, nearly three times the legal limit, Chaoyang District People’s Court heard.

Lang, who was detained on October 6, pleaded guilty and said he won’t appeal.

The former host of CCTV's prime time evening news left the channel in 2015, according to his public profile.

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