A 25-year-old drunk driver in Guangxi was detained after he struck a pedestrian on the side of the road then continued driving with half of the victim’s severed body still attached to his vehicle.
The incident occurred on June 9 as the driver of an Audi, surnamed Zhong, was speeding along the China National Highway 321 in Lipu county. The driver hit a pedestrian, surnamed Lan, whose body was split in half by the blow. Even more gruesome was that Zhong did not stop the car, but continued driving with half of Lan’s corpse still stuck on the Audi. He drove on for about 100m before making a turn and fleeing the scene.
Lan had been taking a walk with his colleague, surnamed Chen, near their factory at around 7:30 p.m. when the horrific run-in ensued. Chen told reporters that he suddenly heard a large banging noise and saw a private car speed past him. When he turned around to look at his friend Lan, he was horrified to see that the top half of his body was gone, leaving behind only a pair of legs. He immediately called the police.
Police found the vehicle on a side road at 8:30 p.m., about 4km away from the crime scene, Apple Daily reports. The driver had already abandoned the car and fled the scene.
After a series of investigations, officers identified the suspect, who lives in the Yong Ming Village of Maling Town. They arrested Zhong in the early hours of June 10.
After questioning, it was found that Zhong, unemployed, had a previous history with car accidents. He does not have a driver’s license, either. On the day of the incident, Zhong had been invited to a friend’s house for drinks and was extremely intoxicated when driving from Maling Town to Lipu.
By Crystal Lau
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