A taxi driver in Shanghai who dragged a man behind his vehicle for up to 100 meters was handed a three-year suspended prison sentence by the Yangpu District People’s Court yesterday after being found guilty of intentional injury.
It all happened on January 12 when the victim, surnamed Song, had left a dinner party and tried to fetch a cab on Fushun Road, Shanghai Daily reports. Song knocked on the window of the cabbie, surnamed Wu, who refused the customer because he thought he was drunk.
As it so happens, he was—which is probably why Song then decided he should grab on to Wu’s car door to stop him from driving off.
Wu accelerated to get rid of the man, but instead, Song fell to the ground and was dragged for 100 meters (almost 330 feet). Wu left the scene and Song was sent to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with a brain injury.
Wu was eventually identified with the help of security videos. In court, he offered to pay Song compensation of more than 260,000 yuan, and as the two settled the money manner, the court decided to suspend his three-year sentence.
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