Son Seung-won is going to jail for four years on drunk driving charges. This follows sustained outrage at the details of his case, where Son Seung-won was caught and then attempted to run away from authorities.
In a statement Son Seung-won stated that he lived fear in jail, shuddering and horrified at his behavior. He promised to put an end to that bad chapter of his life and become a new person.
Son Seung-won's attorney emphasized Son Seung-won's sense of remorse. The attorney further went on to discuss how drunk driving is a systemic problem of society and larger than just one man's sense of guilt.
This attitude has come under criticism publically. There's a notion that Son Seung-won is expecting special treatment for being a public figure and is possibly gunning for the prospect of being allowed to serve his sentence while doing mandatory military service.
Son Seung-won was caught at a drunk driving checkpoint in the Gangnam district on December 26th. He registered a 2.06% alcohol level and attempted to flee authorities.
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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