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Extradition in DWI case

A Seoul court approved the extradition of a Korean man wanted for the past six years on charges of killing two U.S. citizens while driving under the influence of alcohol, court officials said yesterday.

The 49-year-old suspect, identified only by his surname Cho, allegedly crashed into another car, killing the driver and his wife, in Maryland on March 3, 2004. Cho fled to Korea. The U.S. government requested his extradition last August.

“Cho’s attorney argues that the extradition should be denied as the five-year statute of limitations has expired, but the statute has been suspended after Cho came to Korea to escape punishment,” the Seoul High Court said in a ruling.

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