Joe Chen sentenced to 60 hours of community service

12 Feb – Following her recent DUI, it was revealed that Taiwanese Joe Chen has been sentenced to 60 hours of community service.

As reported on Liberty Times, the actress who pleaded guilty to her misdemeanour, was given a two-year deadline for her to complete the mandatory service, after the court considered the fact that she was cooperative and willing to accept the consequences.

A spokesman added that due to her status as a well-known artiste, the prosecutors will not rule out the possibility of Joe participating in anti-DUI campaign and other advocacy activities.

On 4 January, Joe was stopped by the police after attempting an illegal right turn at a red light, and was arrested after she was found to have a blood alcohol content of 0.67 mg/L.

Joe later apologised online, saying that she had a drink before going out and didn't realise that it had exceeded the legal limit.