A South Korean man left brain dead after being hit by a drunk driver in September died Friday.
Busan Metropolitan Police say Yoon Chang-ho died a little after 2:30 p.m. in the hospital.
The drunk driver struck him September 25th near Haeundae Beach.
Public outrage over the incident fueled a push to pass a law named after the victim.
Bareunmirae Party Representative Ha Tae-keung introduced the measure, which calls for lowering the maximum acceptable blood alcohol limit for drivers from point-05 percent to point-03 percent.
Drivers' licenses would be revoked after two drunk driving offenses, rather than the current three, and violators would be subject to harsher punishments, including prison time, in cases involving fatalities.
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