Prosecution Decides Not To Indict BTS’s Jungkook For Involvement In Car Accident

On January 23, news outlet The Fact reported that the prosecution has decided not to indict BTS’s Jungkook for his involvement in a car accident.

According to the report, the Seoul Western District Prosecutors’ Office decided not to indict Jungkook, who had been booked without detention for violation of the Act on Special Cases Concerning the Settlement of Traffic Accidents.

A source from the prosecution refrained from commenting on the specific reason, saying, “We decided not to indict him after referring to the decision made by the Prosecution’s Civic Committee.”

The Prosecution’s Civic Committee is set up at each prosecutor’s office and allows ordinary citizens to deliberate on cases and decide on issues with a majority vote.

Earlier this fall, Jungkook was involved in a minor collision with a taxi in the neighborhood of Hannam in Yongsan District. At the time of the accident, Jungkook was confirmed to have violated traffic regulations, and Big Hit Entertainment revealed that Jungkook had reached an amicable settlement with the taxi driver.

In December 2019, Jungkook was forwarded to the prosecution with a recommendation for indictment.

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