Shin Hye-sung was recently arrested as he refused the police’s request for a breathalyzer test. There was also a report of theft for the car he drove.
As a result of the information confirmation by Star News on October 11th, Seoul Songpa Police Station arrested Shin Hye-sung at 1:40 a.m earlier on the same day at Tancheon 2-gyo Bridge in Songpa-gu, Seoul on charges of drunk driving under the Road Traffic Act as he refused to take a breathalyzer test.
The police were dispatched to the scene after receiving reports of a vehicle stopping in the middle of the road, After confirming the identity of the driver, who was sleeping in the vehicle, as Shin Hye-sung, the police then demanded a breathalyzer test but Shin Hye-sung refused to do so.
Later, the police also revealed that the car Shin Hye-sung drove was a stolen vehicle. As the car owner stated, “I don’t know Shin Hye-sung”, the police have reportedly planned to investigate how Shin Hye-sung got the car.
Since this is not the first time Shin Hye-sung has been charged with drunk driving, the impact is expected to be significant. In fact, Shin Hye-sung was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in April 2007 as his blood alcohol level came out to be 0.097%, which caused his driver’s license to be suspended.
In response to the issue, Shin Hye-sung’s agency LIVEWORKDS Company immediately issued an apology through their official SNS account.
The agency explained, “Shin Hye-sung had a gathering with his acquaintances at a restaurant in Gangnam-gu, Seoul at around 11 p.m on the previous day”, adding “Later, he took the key given by the restaurant’s valet parking staff and returned home while being drunk. On his way home, he fell asleep while stopping on the road”.
They added, “He was arrested for refusing to take a breathalyzer test requested by the police who were dispatched to the scene after receiving reports”.
LIVEWORKDS Company then apologized, “We have no excuse for the fact that he (Shin Hye-sung) drove under the influence of alcohol and his behavior of driving without knowing that it was not his vehicle”, adding “We want to apologize to everyone”.
Considering the agency’s explanation, Shin Hye-sung seems to have fallen asleep while driving another person’s vehicle with the key that was wrongly delivered by a valet parking employee.
Meanwhile, Shin Hye-sung has recently stopped working due to health problems.