Maroo Entertainment, the agency that manages six-member idol Supernova (Choshinsung) releases an official statement about member Yoon Sungmo‘s drunk driving arrest.
Maroo Entertainment writes: “Yoon Sungmo had dinner with light drinks with an acquaintance and around 1:20 a.m. today [Monday, March 7 KST], he was on his way home, driving his own car. Because there were no cars on the road at that time of the night, he ignored the traffic light and was about to enter an alley when he saw a police checkpoint and was found to be drunk driving. After being tested, he was found to have a blood alcohol content of 0.092 percent and he has currently been sent home by the police.”
Maroo Entertainment also writes that it is still in the process of finding out more details and promises to reach out when the police investigation is complete.
Member Yoon Sungmo is reflecting on his mistakes, says Maroo Entertainment, and plans on fully complying with any further investigations. Maroo Entertainment also takes the blame for not being able to take care of its artist properly. It concludes with an apology to fans for causing them concern and promises to work harder so something like this doesn’t happen again.
Early, it reported by MBN that a member of a male idol group that is popular in Japan has been arrested by the police after being involved in a drunk driving accident. According to the report, a 30-year-old (Korean reckoning) Mr. Yoon drove over the center line in a road in Samjeon-dong and made an illegal U-turn. He was ordered to stop, but he ignored it and tried to drive away. He then hit a telephone pole and continued trying to drive away, but after making a sudden left turn and stopping in a street in Seokchon-dong, the police car chasing him crashed into him. Two policemen were injured in the crash.
What the official statement from Maroo says about the incident differs in certain details from MBN’s report. It may be that Maroo Entertainment has yet to learn the full details or there was a mistake in the initial report. Stay tuned for updates.