Son Seung Won Gets Indicted With Detention For Driving Drunk And Without A License
On January 11, the Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office (led by chief prosecutor Hyung Jin Hwi) revealed that actor Son Seung Won had been indicted with detention on January 9.
The actor was charged with dangerous driving under the Additional Punishment Law on Specific Crimes and violating the Road Traffic Act by driving drunk and without a license.
Son Seung Won is the first celebrity to be charged after the creation of a new bill called the “Yoon Chang Ho law.” The “Yoon Chang Ho law” refers to a bill that seeks stronger punishment standards for drunk drivers by adding new amendments to the Additional Punishment Law on Specific Crimes and the Road Traffic Act.
On December 26, 2018, Son Seung Won caused a car accident while driving drunk and was caught by citizens while attempting to flee the scene. He had no valid license at the time and his blood alcohol level was 0.206 percent. Also in the car as a passenger was actor Jung Hwi, and it was revealed later that Son Seung Won had originally asked the younger actor to take the blame for the accident.
Son Seung Won was placed under arrest on January 2. The indictments made on January 9 indicate that the prosecutors are formally bringing his case to the court for judgment.