2PM‘s Nichkhun has been allegedly caught driving under the influence of alcohol.
On July 24th at 3:30AM KST, Nichkhun was involved in a car accident while driving in Gangnam. The singer was allegedly under the influence of alcohol when he rear-ended a motorcycle.
His blood alcohol level was measured at 0.056%, a percentage where he will be subjected to his license becoming suspended.
An official from Gangnam’s police station informed Dispatch over the telephone July 24th, “After measuring his alcohol content at the site [of the incident], it was concluded that [Nichkhun] was not severely intoxicated. Immediately after the accident, [Nichkhun] and the victim were investigated by the police.”
No one was injured at the scene, and there was no serious damage to either vehicle. The police station official continued, “It was a small accident and neither Nichkhun nor the victim were injured. Both vehicles were insured, and Nichkhun has taken measures to safely return home following his investigation.”
Jay Park speaks out against the harsh comments toward Nichkhun?
On July 24th, Jay tweeted
Although he doesn’t specifically mention exactly what he’s talking about, most are guessing that the singer has stepped up in support of Nichkhun against the harsh, negative comments being directed towards him. Having been a victim of harsh criticism and hate comments himself in the past, it seems Jay especially knows what Nichkhun may be going through at the moment.
JYP Entertainment apologizes for 2PM member Nichkhun’s recent accident
JYP Entertainment just released this statement to allkpop, in regards to 2PM member Nichkhun‘srecent car accident.
“This is JYP Entertainment. Around 2:30AM this morning, Nichkhun who is an artist under our agency had attended a dinner with the entire JYP family present, following a rehearsal for a JYP performance. After having about two glasses of beer, Nichkhun was driving back to his dorm which is located on the same block as the location the dinner took place. On the way, Nichkhun was involved in an accident with a motorcycle at an intersection in the neighborhood.”
They continued, “His blood alcohol level was measured at 0.056%, and his license has been suspended. Nichkhun himself and our company are well aware that we were careless, and for this we would like to apologize. Furthermore, we will earnestly oblige to any follow-up investigations that may be necessary. Once again, we would like to sincerely apologize.”
Motorcyclist involved in accident with Nichkhun said to have suffered head and back injuries
Following the news of 2PM‘s Nichkhun being booked for driving under the influence of alcohol, another report has surfaced stating that the motorcyclist has been injured.
As mentioned previously, on the morning of July 24th, Nichkhun was involved in a car accident with a motorcycle near the Hakdong four-way street. At the time of the accident, Nichkhun’s blood alcohol level was recorded at 0.056%, leading to a probable suspension of his driver’s license and an investigation with the police.
A witness at the scene who also followed the motorcyclist to the hospital reported, “The victim was on the floor, bleeding from his head. An ambulance rushed him to the emergency room at Kunkuk University Hospital.” He continued, “At the moment, he’s expressing severe pain in his shoulders and in his back.”
Currently, this statement and the level of injury has not been officially confirmed. All that has been reported by the police is that both parties have decided to settle this through the insurance companies, and Nichkhun returned home afterwards.
JYP Entertainment previously apologized for the accident and revealed that Nichkhun would comply with all investigations requested of him.
SBS News reveals CCTV footage of Nichkhun’s car accident
Following the reports of 2PM member Nichkhun‘s unfortunate accident while under the influence, CCTV footage of the accident was aired via SBS news, giving people a glimpse into the situation.
The footage shows the motorcyclist riding through the street, when he is hit by Nichkhun’s vehicle while going through an intersection. The reporter explains that the motorcyclist, who had been injured, was escorted by the fire fighters on the scene to the hospital.
The news segment also contains an audio clip from the motorcyclist who says that he has suffered injuries on his shoulder, leg(s), and ear(s).
Nichkhun was tested of having a BAC of .056%, the legal limit in South Korea is .05%.
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2PM’s Nichkhun edited out of Caribbean Bay’s homepage image
Caribbean Bay has swiftly reacted to the news of Nichkhun‘s accident while driving under the influence.
On the 24th, The biggest water park in Korea, Caribbean Bay hurriedly changed the homepage picture of their main models, 2PM and Suzy.
The original picture showed 2PM with their t-shirts off, showing off their toned and built bodies with Suzy standing in the middle of them. However, the picture was recently edited, cutting out Nichkhun. The commercials themselves have not been edited yet, and it remains to be seen whether they will be cutting scenes out of those as well.
I’m confused, why the news of this accident have been greatly exaggerated. You can see in the cafe Daum 2PM statement about Khun accident. It makes me sad. Khun report itself is at fault, making this case it was revealed, and a lot of haters who bash Khun. All this time Khun always do a good think on those around him. But why there are many who hate him??! Hottest in the world I hope you are patient with speech haters.
We should not allow things like Jay incident happening again. So we should pray the best for Khun. Also on motorcyclists. Hopefully everything can go back to its original state and it could be better. Good people must be in good reply, so it is with good intentions (: # welovekhun
source : allkpop, twitter, google
warm hug -Sheli