B.A.P’s Himchan is under investigation for driving under the influence.
On October 26 at approximately 11:30 p.m. KST, Himchan ran into guardrails near Hakdong Intersection in Dosan Road, Gangnam. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
Gangnam Police Station stated they booked Himchan for violation of traffic laws. At the time he was discovered by police, his blood alcohol content was high enough to have his driver’s license suspended.
In 2018, Himchan was accused of indecent act by compulsion for allegedly sexually harassing a woman. Himchan denied the accusation, and his trial is still ongoing. His next trial date is November 18.
On October 27, Himchan issued the following statement of apology after it was reported that he had driven drunk the day before.
Hello, this is Himchan.
First, I sincerely apologize to my fans for conveying bad news.
I once again deeply apologize for causing a controversy through the drunk driving accident that happened yesterday. I am deeply reflecting on having disappointed the public with an inappropriate and shameful incident.
I am regretting and reflecting on drunk driving, and I will earnestly take part in a police investigation if there is need for one in the future. Also, from today onward, I will be living my life with self-restraint and self-reflection.
I apologize again for causing worry and concern for my fans who always supported and loved me. Drunk driving is something that must never be done, and I must take responsibility for that. I sincerely apologize again for causing many people concern with this shameful incident.
I am sorry.
Source: Naver (1, 2) via Soompi, @soompi