Kicker – Out of control biking

NICK EICHER, HOST: Police in Taiwan responded to the scene of an accident earlier this month. The victim complained that an unidentified male suspect recklessly rammed into his Tesla.

The officers then questioned the male suspect and administered a breathalyzer.

The suspect passed the test. 

But I think you’d expect that a five-year-old wasn’t drunk. 

Yes, a five year old on a bike—that’s who crashed into the Tesla.

Police say their hands are tied: it’s standard operating procedure. All motorists and bicyclists have to submit to breathalyzers to check blood-alcohol levels after accidents.

But police officials in Taipei said in the future, officers will be able to use discretion when dealing with little tykes who crash their bikes.

It’s The World and Everything in It.

(Photo/CNA via Taiwan News)

WORLD Radio transcripts are created on a rush deadline. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of WORLD Radio programming is the audio record.

Like this story?

To hear a lot more like it, subscribe to The World and Everything in It via iTunes, Overcast, Stitcher, or Pocket Casts.







Pocket Casts

(Requires a fee)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.