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Drunk driving the cause of 2-car crash that killed 5

A drunken driver was blamed for driving onto the opposite lane of a highway in Qingpu District and colliding with another car in a fatal accident that killed five people on October 16, police said today.

The driver, who was also killed in the head-on crash, was tested to have a blood alcohol level of 1.42mg/ml, nearly double the legal limit.

The late night accident also left two survivors severely injured, police said.

Shanghai police said the city has reported 1,599 road accidents and 710 deaths so far this year. The death toll has declined compared with the same period of last year.


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