'A Brand New Life' star Kim Sae-ron, 22, arrested for drunk driving and hit-and-run

Kim Sae-ron refused to undergo a breathalyzer test and asked to be taken to the hospital for a blood test instead, following a car crash in Gangnam


                            'A Brand New Life' star Kim Sae-ron, 22, arrested for drunk driving and hit-and-run
Actress Kim Sae-ron, who was going to star in the Netflix drama ‘Bloodhounds', gets arrested for DUI and hit-and-run (@ ron_sae/Instagram; Asian Economy)
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In a country that takes culture very seriously, it is necessary for celebrities to act as role models for their young fans. But sometimes, even celebrities are caught up in controversies that make it seem like stars are not any different than common people. So is the case of actress Kim Sae-ron (Sae Ron), who has been active in the Entertainment industry since she was 9 years old. Kim Sae-ron made her acting debut in 2009 with the movie ‘A Brand New Life,’ which turned out to be a hit and boosted her acting career.

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Sae-ron has been active as an actress for the past 13 years. However, an unfortunate incident was recently reported online that shocked many fans of the once-innocent child actress, as Kim Sae-ron is now booked for causing a drunk driving accident and was accused of fleeing the scene in her car. While no life was harmed, if reports that Sae-ron was drunk at the time of the accident are true, it would lead to both hit-and-run and driving under influence charges against her.

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Kim Sae-ron booked for DUI and hit-and-run

Kim Sae-ron was seen in K-dramas like ‘Hi! School: Love On’, ‘Secret Healer’, ‘Leverage’, and ‘Nobody Knows,’ as well as web dramas like ‘Love Playlist’ and ‘The Great Shaman Ga Doo-shim’ over the last few years. She made her acting debut with the movie, ‘A Brand New Life’ and also starred in movies like, ‘Snowy Road’, ‘The Villagers’ and more. Kim Sae-ron had a promising 2022 with several upcoming projects, including the movie ‘Everyday We Are’, the K-drama ‘Trolly’ as well as the Netflix show ‘Hounding Dogs’ aka ‘Bloodhounds’ opposite actor Woo Do-hwan.

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On May 16, South Korean media reported that actress Kim Sae-ron (22) is being investigated after she fled the scene after running her car into an electric box structure near Hakdong Intersection in the Gangnam district of Seoul, South Korea. The accident was reported by 6-7 individuals who also recalled seeing a “staggering vehicle” that led the police to the scene of the accident.

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Police found the fleeing vehicle and identified Kim Sae-ron as the driver. It was suspected that she was drunk, and the police asked her to undergo a breathalyzer test. It has been reported that the actress refused to take the test and asked to be taken to the hospital to have a blood sample tested instead.


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Kim Sae-ron’s car crash causes trouble for locals

The accident got local attention because Kim Sae-ron’s vehicle reportedly crashed into an electricity transformer and damaged the outer protective metal covering of the structure. It was revealed that the car dashed into the structure multiple times and several buildings in the area suffered a power outage as a result. It was also reported that this led to many businesses in the area shutting down. It took officials hours to repair the damages caused by the accident.

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The accident caused by actress Kim Sae-ron damages an electric transformer in Gangnam, Seoul leading to a power outage and causing trouble for locals (Asian Economy)

 

Gold Medalist Entertainment issues a statement

Kim Sae-ron’s management label Gold Medalist Entertainment, which manages actors like Kim Soo-hyun, Seo Yea-ji, Seol In-ah, and more, released an official statement about the accident. The label reported that Kim Sae-ron underwent a blood test in order to receive the most accurate results. After the test, the actress was escorted to her house along with a guardian. The label also informed that the results of the blood test will be available in the next two weeks, after which the actress will diligently comply with the police in order to complete the investigation.

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