Bong Jung-keun taken driver's license away for drunk-driving electric kick scooter

연합뉴스 / 2021-11-23 15:06:55
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▲ This photo, provided by Think Entertainment, shows Bong Jung-keun. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap) 

 

 

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Yonhap) -- Bong Jung-keun (41), former famous professional baseball player and current baseball commentator, had his driver’s license taken away for riding an electric kick scooter while drunk.

The Seoul Gangnam Police Station announced Tuesday that they stopped Bong’s license for drunk-driving.

Bong fell off while drunk-driving an electric kick scooter at a road near Apgujeong Rodeo station, Gangnam-gu at around 11:30 p.m. on the 22nd and a passerby called the police.

He cut his chin about 5 centimeters and was treated at a hospital.

His Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) at the time of the accident was measured 0.105%, high enough to have his driver’s license taken away.

As the amended Road Traffic Act has begun effect since May, electric kick scooter drivers are equally regulated as motor device drivers. Driver must have a Level 2 driving license for Motorized bicycles, wear safety head gear and fellow rider or drunk driving is strictly restricted.

He joined the MBL club, Atlanta Braves as the youngest major league advancer in 1997. Later he returned to Korea and outstandingly performed for the LG Twins. He has been working as baseball commentator for KBSN Sports and as a member of Korea Baseball Organization’s executive committee (translated) from last year.

“We did not charge him as there weren’t any human or property damage due to the accident. We just went through the details of the accident then took away his license and gave him 100,000 won of fine.

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