Another scandal is shaking the Korean entertainment industry as another artist has confessed to drunk driving to his followers on SNS.
On June 19th at 8:40pm KST, rapper and producer Verbal Jint made a shocking confession to his fans on Instagram and writes, “Hello. I would like to apologize as I am delivering bad news. I want to confess that I was caught drunk driving four days ago with an alcohol blood level of 0.067% near my house. My license is expected to be suspended for 100 days.”
“I have no intentions of giving an excuse, and I am in deep reflection about my irresponsibly actions and neglecting the fact that drunk drivers being potential offenders. I do not believe this is a situation that shouldn’t and can’t be hidden, so I am writing this post which makes me feel ashamed. I apologize once again for showing a disappointing side of myself.”
According to media reports, Verbal Jint was caught drunk driving on June 16th at approximately 10pm KST in Mapo-gu, Seoul. At the time, he was recorded to have a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.067%. Verbal Jint has confessed to the DUI and has accepted to take part in the police investigation.
In South Korea, drunk driving is described as having a BAC of 0.05% and over. A BAC of 0.05% equals to approximately THREE shots of SOJU for an adult. A DUI can result in the following punishment: Prison for no more than six months OR a fine of three million won ($2562 USD), as well as the driver license’s revoked or suspended for a limited time.