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Actor may be probed for allegedly aiding, abetting drunk driving

Police may investigate actor Baek Sung-hyun for allegedly aiding and abetting drunk drinking. Yonhap

By Dong Sun-hwa

Actor Baek Sung-hyun, 29, may be under investigation for allegedly aiding and abetting drunk driving on Wednesday in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province.

Baek is serving as a conscripted marine policeman and was on an overnight pass when an accident happened.

He was in a car driven by a woman who was found to have a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 percent, which exceeds the license revocation limit, according to Goyang Police Station. The car rammed into a median strip at about 1:40 a.m. Baek also was reportedly drunk.

"Baek was on regular leave we are sorry to cause anxiety and disappointment," the actor's agency SidusHQ said Wednesday. "Baek is regretting what he did and is now having time for self-reflection." The agency promised to prevent a recurrence of such an incident.

Baek debuted as a child actor in 1994 and has appeared in several shows, including TV series "Iris II: New Generation" in 2013. He enlisted in Jan. 2017.


Police may investigate actor Baek Sung-hyun for allegedly aiding and abetting drunk drinking. Yonhap

By Dong Sun-hwa

Actor Baek Sung-hyun, 29, may be under investigation for allegedly aiding and abetting drunk driving on Wednesday in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province.

Baek is serving as a conscripted marine policeman and was on an overnight pass when an accident happened.

He was in a car driven by a woman who was found to have a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 percent, which exceeds the license revocation limit, according to Goyang Police Station. The car rammed into a median strip at about 1:40 a.m. Baek also was reportedly drunk.

"Baek was on regular leave we are sorry to cause anxiety and disappointment," the actor's agency SidusHQ said Wednesday. "Baek is regretting what he did and is now having time for self-reflection." The agency promised to prevent a recurrence of such an incident.

Baek debuted as a child actor in 1994 and has appeared in several shows, including TV series "Iris II: New Generation" in 2013. He enlisted in Jan. 2017.


Dong Sun-hwa sunhwadong@koreatimes.co.kr
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