Kim Hyun Joong has had his license suspended after driving under the influence.
According to a report by Channel A, another driver had called police at around 2 a.m. KST on March 26 after noticing that the car in front of him wasn’t moving for a while. When police came, they found Kim Hyun Joong sleeping at the wheel. His blood alcohol level at the time was 0.075 percent, which is an automatic license suspension.
His entertainment company KeyEast Entertainment said on March 30, “At dawn on March 26, Kim Hyun Joong was drinking with his friends near his house when he was asked to move his car by a parking attendant. He drove to comply with this.”
They said, “He hadn’t slept for a few days to practice for his concert, and while he didn’t even drive 1 kilometer, he was asked to submit to a blood alcohol test and had his driver’s license suspended.” They added, “Regardless of the reason, it was wrong for Kim Hyun Joong to get behind the wheel and he understands that what he did is wrong and he is reflecting. We will be careful so that this doesn’t happen again in the future.”
Meanwhile, Kim Hyun Joong was discharged from the military in February and has been preparing for a comeback.