“Drunk driving” Shinhwa Shin Hye Sung will release his position in court on April 6th

Shinhwa Shin Hye Sung, who was accused of drunk driving and refusing to take the breathalyzer test, will appear in court this week.

According to the legal circle on April 2nd, Judge Lee Min Ji of the Seoul Eastern District Court’s Criminal Division 4 will hold the first trial of Shin Hye Sung on charges of violating the Road Traffic Act (such as refusing to undergo a breathalyzer test) and illegal use of a vehicle at 10:40 am on the 6th.

Shinhwa Shin Hye-sung

Last October, Shin Hye Sung drank alcohol at a restaurant in Gangnam, Seoul, and then drove the car of a designated driver to Seongnam, Gyeonggi, to drop off his acquaintance.

After that, he drove the car for about 10km to Tancheon 2 Bridge in Songpa, where he parked the car on the side of the road and fell asleep before the police were dispatched to the scene. At that time, Shin Hye Sung was arrested for refusing the police’s request to take a breathalyzer test.

Furthermore, the controversy intensified as it was reported that the car Shin Hye Sung drove had been reported as ‘stolen’. However, the police judged that Shin Hye Sung did not intend to steal the car, so they only charged him with illegal use.

Shin Hye-sung

The prosecution, who took over the case, handed Shin Hye Sung over to trial without detention on February 14th on the same charge.

Shin Hye Sung’s legal representative said, “Shin Hye Sung has deeply reflected on his wrongdoings and has cooperated with the investigation process since the incident occurred”, adding “He will acknowledge all of his mistakes and faithfully carry out the relevant procedures during the upcoming trial process. He will accept punishment for his faults.”

This is not the first time Shin Hye Sung was caught driving under the influence of alcohol. He was previously charged with drunk driving in 2007, and his blood alcohol level at the incident time was 0.097%, which is equivalent to a license suspension.

Source: Wikitree

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