Rapper NO:EL Indicted Without Detention For Drunk Driving + Attempted Cover-Up
Former “High School Rapper” contestant and rapper NO:EL has been indicted without detention by the prosecution.
Three months ago, the police began their investigation into NO:EL after his car collided with a motorcycle early in the morning of September 7. His blood alcohol content at the time was reportedly 0.08 percent, enough to revoke a driver’s license. Later, NO:EL confessed to attempting to arrange for someone else to pose as the perpetrator of the incident.
The rapper, who reached a settlement with the motorcycle driver, was eventually forwarded to the prosecution on charges of causing injury due to dangerous driving, driving drunk, and instigating someone else to take the blame.
On January 10, the Seoul District Public Prosecutors’ Office revealed that they had indicted NO:EL without detention on charges of dangerous driving, drunk driving, and obstructing the investigation.
“A,” the person that NO:EL had arranged to take the blame, has also been indicted without detention for obstructing the investigation by helping the perpetrator escape. “B,” the person who was in the car with NO:EL at the time, has been indicted without detention for aiding and abetting drunk driving and helping the perpetrator escape.
NO:EL is the son of politician Jang Je Won and appeared on Mnet’s “High School Rapper” under his real name Jang Yong Joon. He had to leave the show and wrote a letter of apology after controversy arose over his past behavior. He has since made his debut and has been active as rapper NO:EL.