Choi Jong Hoon To Be Investigated For Hidden Camera Suspicions + Police Officer Questioned For His Drunk Driving Cover-Up
According to news outlet Newsis, former FTISLAND member Choi Jong Hoon will be investigated by the police tomorrow at 10 a.m. KST.
Choi Jong Hoon will reportedly be investigated as a suspect by the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s Provincial Special Detective Division team. Yesterday, it was revealed that Choi Jong Hoon allegedly shared a photo of a woman sleeping in a group chatroom. Therefore, he has been booked on suspicion of spreading illegal photos/videos.
He is also under suspicion of requesting the police to cover up news of his drunk driving incident in 2016 which did not become public knowledge until recently. There has been further criticism of him as he reportedly went to a club in Taiwan with Seungri within a month of his drunk driving case.
According to a police source, the lieutenant related to Choi Jong Hoon’s drunk driving case has been investigated. Lieutenant A was a team leader in the Traffic Investigation Unit at Yongsan Police Station at the time of Choi Jong Hoon’s case. The source said, “I heard that lieutenant A was questioned, but circumstances of close ties have yet to be confirmed.”
Chatroom messages revealed Choi Jong Hoon talking about his drunk driving case in March 2016 and Seungri noting that the CEO of Yuri Holdings helped Choi Jong Hoon cover up the news by using a lot of money.
Lieutenant A is currently not receiving external calls. It appears as though he will not be working at his precinct station for a while according to reports. Another police source who worked with lieutenant A at the time said, “At the time, there was no instance of a higher-up saying, ‘Make sure news doesn’t come out,’ and giving pressure.” However, police officers have noted “that most celebrity drunk driving cases become known to the press, so Choi Jong Hoon’s case not being reported is somewhat odd.”