Super Junior’s (슈퍼주니어) Kangin (강인) is currently under investigation for driving under the influence of alcohol aka DUI (Driving Under Influence).
It was reported that the idol star’s Mercedes-Benz crashed into a streetlight pole in front of a convenience store in Sinsadong, Seoul on 24th May at around 2am.
SM Entertainment confirmed the investigation and announced his temporary hiatus through an official statement on Tuesday.
In their statement, they said, “This is SM Entertainment. Kangin’s DUI accident is true. He went to the police station this afternoon after being contacted and was investigated at the scheduled time. Kangin is deeply reflecting after this incident. He’ll be taking time to reflect and stopping all entertainment-related activities.
Once again, we sincerely apologize for causing worry.”
According to All Kpop, the singer fled the scene after he hit the lamppost. Apparently, the convenience store owner reported the accident to the police and after interviewing several witnesses, the police found out that it was the idol who committed the crime.
“I remember hitting something, but I didn’t know it was a street light pole,” said Kangin to the police when he was questioned about the crash. The police also said that the artiste’s blood alcohol has a concentration of 0.05 percent, which is enough to get his license suspended.
This is not the first time that the Super Junior member got himself into trouble. In October 2009, he ran into a parked taxi that was occupied with 3 passengers and fled the scene. Although he turned himself in 6 hours later, he was charged with DUI and was fined 8 million Korean won (Approximately RM32,000).
Looks like we won’t be seeing him for awhile. Please be careful next time, Kangin :(