Drunk US soldier hijacks taxi in Seoul, tasered, arrested by Korean police
United States Forces Korea (USFK) are investigating a serviceman who was simply arrested after hitting a taxi driver in downtown Seoul and attempting to steal his cab, before being tasered in a brawl with police relentlessly.
Irresponsible drinking landed the infantryman in big trouble in Itaewon, a visited shopping and entertainment area in central Seoul frequently, on a weekend night where he was socializing. Things ran uncontrollable once the man assaulted an area taxi driver and tried to hijack his car.
The soldier reportedly engaged in a confrontation with Korean cops then, who tasered him and brought him into US custody. He could be facing charges of assault now, robbery, driving while impaired, and underage drinking.
US Forces Korea (USFK) said what that they had to state. “We seriously take this matter very,” Lt. Col. Martyn Crighton, a second Infantry Division public affairs officer, told Army Times. Troops must obey South Korean laws, US military &ldquo and regulations;remain good neighbors with the Korean community,” he said.
Gen. Robert Abrams, USFK commander, tweeted that his troops are “ambassadors who represent our country on / off duty,” and arrived at Korea as “guests.”
Google News, Bing News, Yahoo News, 200+ publications
Incredibly, the news headlines came nearly a month because the military suspended its longstanding curfew for several troops stationed in Korea. US troops were told to be on base, at a set or a accommodation by midnight of 1am instead.
According to USFK, the restriction was to tackle “service member behavior, morale, and readiness factors.” It turned out rescinded this year 2010 previously, but was cut back for a long time later after South Koreans became enraged about two high-profile rape cases involving US soldiers.
Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.