Actress Kim Sae-ron's driver's license revoked at age 22 due to her DUI accident
In what could have been one of the biggest years of her career, actress Kim Sae-ron seems to be facing the brunt of her mistake. After it was reported that the 22-year-old former child actress, who was currently part of many big projects, was embroiled in a drunk driving accident, she was suddenly dropped out of many ongoing projects. From the K-drama ‘Trolley’ to the Woo Do-hwan starrer Netflix series ‘Hounding Dogs’ (Hounds), Kim Sae-ron was fired from several active projects due to her DUI accident.
After causing a commotion on a street in Gangnam after her SUV rammed into an electric transformer on May 18, the actress was booked for DUI and hit and run as she did not even get out of her car to inspect the accident area and fled the scene in her car. Soon after, multiple locals reported the incident to the cops, and Kim Sae-ron was booked for drunk driving. Initial reports suggested that the young actress had denied taking the breathalyzer test and had requested for her blood to be drawn. Results for the same test have been revealed and it seems like Kim Sae Ron is in big trouble.
Kim Sae-ron’s blood test results reveal her blood alcohol levels
As soon as the accident happened, Kim Sae-ron, as well as her acting agency Gold Medalist Entertainment, took accountability for the incident. The actress has since apologized for her reckless behavior that could put the lives of living beings at risk. It was also reported that Sae-ron had paid for the repair of the damages caused due to her action. Since Sae-ron refused to take a breathalyzer test on the spot to reveal her blood alcohol levels, the police had to wait for the hospital to release her test results.
On June 1, police informed the media that the blood test results of actress Kim Sae-ron had been released. It was reported that at the time of the drunk driving accident, Kim Sae-ron showed a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 per cent or more. As this level of blood alcohol can lead to the revocation of a license, Kim Sae-ron’s case will be sent to the prosecution on charges of drunk driving and hit-and-run for not taking action after causing an accident.
Kim Sae-ron’s label releases an ambiguous statement
On the other hand, Kim Saeoron’s label Gold Medalist did not give a clear response to Korean media about the newly released information. The label said, “We apologize for causing concern about Kim Sae-ron. Once the investigation schedule is decided, we will sincerely accept it.”
The accident caused by Kim Sae-ron led to an electric transformer being broken down which stopped the electricity supply to 57 places, including nearby shops, and caused a lot of damage to the local public.
In her apology, Kim Sae-ron said, “With my wrong judgment and actions, I have caused damage to so many people, including merchants, citizens, and restoration people. We will do our best to communicate and proactively resolve the issue.”