It has been determined that Choi Jong-hoon's drunk driving incident from three years ago was not properly reported to higher authorities, even though he was apprehended by police. Bribery is believed to be the reason for this.
This news was reported by Hankyoreh on March 21st. Sources to the newspaper noted that an ongoing investigation is taking place as to how this happened.
Drunk driving cases are not normally reported to higher authorities except when the person being charged is a public figure. It is believed that Choi Jong-hoon offered money and other articles in approximately the amount of $2,000 in order to guarantee that local officials in Yongsan would keep the case quiet.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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