Park Yong-ki. Photo|SBS broadcast screen capture
[Maeil Economic Daily Star Today reporter Seong Jeong-eun]
Actor Park Yong-ki, 59, was booked for running over a pedestrian while driving under the influence of alcohol.
Songpa Police Station in Seoul said on the 31st that it booked actor Park Yong-ki without detention on charges of hitting a pedestrian while driving drunk (violation of the special law on drunk driving and handling traffic accidents under the Road Traffic Act).
Park Yong-ki is suspected of hitting a pedestrian crossing a crosswalk at 0:20 a.m. while turning right toward the southern end of Jamsil Bridge at Jamsil Station intersection in Songpa-gu, Seoul.
The police, who were dispatched to the scene after receiving a report, reportedly measured Park Yong-ki’s blood alcohol concentration and found that his license was revoked (0.08% or more). The pedestrian reportedly suffered minor injuries.
Park Yong-ki was handed over to trial in 2011 for smoking marijuana and was sentenced to eight months in prison and suspended for two years.
Park Yong-ki ran a theater company as a representative of the theater company and starred in the movie “My Boss, My Teacher” and the drama “Athena: Goddess of War.”
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