“Laughter In Wakiki” actor Son Seung Won is in a lot of trouble!
The actor has been caught driving under the influence after causing an accident, he was driving without a license and drunk.
Gangnam Police Station revealed in an official statement to news outlets that they’re currently investigating the actor and added they cannot got into details.
The accident happened around 4 a.m. KST on December 26, he was driving his parents Mercedes Benz with another passenger who was referred to as an anonymous passenger at the time when initial reports came out
Son Seung Won hit another car in another lane and attempted to escape by continuing to drive but taxi drivers caught on to that and blocked his car.
According to the police his blood alcohol level was at 0.206% which is enough to have his license suspended, but that has already happened back on November 18 because of he drove under the influence back in September.
So far, the actor has a total of three DUIs. The police revealed in an additional statement that they will be requesting an arrest warrant for the actor.
It was later revealed that the passenger who was with him in the car was actor Jung Hwi (musical actor) but hadn’t stopped him from driving in his drunken state.
Since it was revealed, the actor stepped out of his current musicals “Rimbaud” and “Poongwallju” and wrote an apology letter to fans explaining he was flustered when the actor decided to drive in his drunken state.
The actor went on to explain that he will be stepping out of the projects he’s been a part of, if you’d like to read the full letter, Soompi.com has translated it, here is the link.
Since the two actors worked together on the musical “Rimbaud,” the production staff said in an official press release that the upcoming show on December 30 at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm KST will be canceled altogether, as the musical production staff will have to replace not one but two actors.
The musical production staff went on to issue an apology to the fans for the sudden news and revealed they will refund the tickets sold to December 30 musicals.
Son Seung Won was under the agency Blossom Entertainment which houses many popular Korean actors such as Park Bo Gum and Song Joong Ki. When asked for their comment on the current investigation they told DongA.com that in fact their contract with him has been ended back in early October.
They had decided not to renew their contract with him and revealed he was going to performances without the support of an agency, they also added that they found out about the news as reports came out and are currently unable to get in contact with him.
Son Seung Won is more active in musicals but has been gaining popularity after appearing in tvN dramas “Age of Youth 2” and “Waikiki.”
I have said this with every story of DUI I covered, I have no respect for a person who has no respect for others and wouldn’t mind endangering their lives.
If you do it once you might have not known you were capable of such a thing since you’re drunk and your sense aren’t working quite well but to do it three times, it becomes obvious you have a problem that needs attention!
I haven’t heard of many Korean celebrities who had 3 DUIs before, this is the first time I hear of this.
There are a ton of options to consider if you’re drunk, Korea has a great system of designated drivers who will come to you wherever you are and drive you to your place if you’re drunk. there are taxis and taxi services and apps you can use to request in case you’re in a far place. if you know you can’t control yourself then might as well drink at home so you won’t disturb or hurt others.
This actor, a promising actor, has just ruined his career and I honestly and personally don’t feel sorry for someone who disregards people’s lives so easily. If you cant handle your liquor and you think you have an issue, its okay, seek help! No one needs to get hurt because of you!