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Remorse nixes penalty

A FORMER police officer in a southwestern China county found guilty of vehicle manslaughter was excused from penalties yesterday because he properly handled the aftermath at the scene and showed real repentance after the offense.

Ma Jun, who used to work at a police station in Zhenxiong County of Yunnan Province, drove head-on into a sedan on October 21 last year, triggering a chain reaction with three other vehicles, Yunnan Info Daily reported yesterday.

Ma's sports utility vehicle then rammed into the walkway, hitting twin sisters Yan Yan and Yan Tong.

Yan Yan was killed at the scene from a skull fracture. Her sister was slightly injured and four others received minor scratches.

Five vehicles and a house were partially damaged. A probe determined that Ma should be fully responsible for the accident.

The county court delivered the lenient sentence because Ma escorted the injured to hospital, surrendered to the county public security bureau after the accident, and fully compensated the victims together with the county police. He also won the forgiveness of the twins' parents.

Meanwhile, a senior official in a northern China city has been detained on suspicion of vehicle manslaughter under the influence of alcohol.

Wang Xiaodong, was caught by police after a deadly accident on February 2 triggered by his drunk driving in Ordos City of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Xinhua news agency reported yesterday.


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