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Verbal Jint is next celeb to be caught drinking and driving

By alim17   Monday, June 20, 2016   49,640   2,042   77



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Following Kangin and Lee Jung, Verbal Jint is the next artist to be caught with a DUI.

Hip hop musician Verbal Jint (36) personally revealed the news through his Instagram the other day, and following that, KBS 2TV's '60-Minute Pursuit' revealed that they were there the moment he got caught.

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Back on June 16 at 10 PM, he was driving his car in Mapo-gu, Seoul when he was caught by police who were checking people for DUI.  At the time, KBS 2TV's '60-Minute Pursuit' was covering the problem of drinking and driving when the production crew saw a Bentley trying to pass to avoid getting caught for drinking and driving.  The production crew quickly followed with the police where they caught the driver whose face was covered by a mask.  

The person turned out to be Verbal Jint, who was then asked how much he drank.  He replied, "I drank about three bottles of beer at home, and while drinking, I came out briefly to buy alcohol in front of my house."  He was then asked why he didn't hire a designated driver, and he replied, "Because it was close to my house by 1 km (~ 0.6 miles)," showing how sorry he felt.  His blood alcohol level at the time was 0.067% which is applicable for a license suspension, and there was no passenger in the car.  The interview and scene will be aired on July 6.

Meanwhile, he revealed this fact personally through his Instagram with, "Hello.  I'm sorry that I have to relay bad news.  Four days ago, I confess to driving intoxicated near my house with an alcohol blood level of 0.067% and getting caught.  It's predicted that my license will be suspended for 100 days.  This is completely my wrongdoing for which there is no excuse, and I am deeply self-reflecting on my irresponsible behavior by forgetting that a drunk driver could be a potential assailant.  I cannot hide such a fact, nor should it be hidden, so I am posting these embarrassing words.  Once again, I am sorry for showing a disappointing image."

He wrote this post before it was revealed that '60-Minute Pursuit' had information about his arrest, so when it was found out today that the program has coverage of the DUI, a controversy arose over the sincerity of his earlier personal confession via SNS.  

His agency, Brand New Music, stated, "He didn't make the confession to be one step ahead.  He had no idea that '60-Minute Pursuit' even had filmed about it.  He didn't confess in order to be exonerated.  He personally felt very guilty, and decided that he could stand before his fans like this, so he made his confession."

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jennkyube Tuesday, June 21, 2016

For a country with alcoholic drinks as part of their culture, South Korea sure does have a very low BAC limit. 0.067% is still legal in the US (well at least in California) but since he's Korean and got caught in Korea, there's really no way to defend him. Driving under the influence is unforgivable. You can just walk if its less than a mile. Or even better, why not stop when the supply runs out? Alcohol destroys your liver and brain.

lilliana Tuesday, June 21, 2016

So awkward when KBS is also there to catch him, and the whole scene will be aired...

lash Tuesday, June 21, 2016

I swear people calling him a scum never drank alcohol. You're not drunk with only 0.067 g/l, unless you're baby or a child. Verbal Jint is not. It's higher than Korean Standards because these standards are really low so it surely is a crime, but it wasn't drunk driving. With Verbal Jint size and rough weight, he needs at least 1g/l to be at least tipsy. Being higher than the standards doesn't mean you're physically drunk, especially if these standards are really low. In Czech Republic, the standards are 0g/l, so even if you have like 1 tiny  glass of beer, you're over the limit, but not necesseraly drunk. Here's the difference.

1llionaire lash Tuesday, June 21, 2016

literally defending drinking and driving.

exoKexoM_23 1llionaire Tuesday, June 21, 2016

she's not defending it. she's correcting, what's over the limit and not.

1llionaire exoKexoM_23 Wednesday, June 22, 2016

and vj was over the limit in korea, where he lives. literally bringing up irrelevant points and defending d&d.

exoKexoM_23 1llionaire Wednesday, June 22, 2016

i don't understand. why are you trying to make it as if she/he is the bad guy. Yes he drank alcohol then drove, we get that he apoligized, and we respect that, and hope he never does it again. She's saying he's not drunk driving. It's not irrelevant points either. From where I live the alcohol limit has been changed i believe 3 times now. the limit isn't irrelevant at all. She's just saying that the standards are different. i think your over reacting saying that she defends drinking and driving. She's not defending that omo omo.

lash 1llionaire Thursday, June 23, 2016

I'm not defending drunk driving. I'm just explaining the differences between being over the limit in your country and being actually drunk and driving. If your country's standards are 0g, then whatever you drink makes you over the limit, but not drunk. People just say he was drunk because he was slightly over the limit but he wasn't drunk at all. So that's not what I call drunk driving.

nite0wl (Banned) Tuesday, June 21, 2016

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TheMooseLordLee Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Not condoning drink driving at all, it's the most redics thing, but if he was under the American limit, over the Korean and I think he's just over the Australian limit, would you still be angry at him if he was in America? Because then he wouldn't have been "drink driving"

Haru8 Tuesday, June 21, 2016

this is random but i hope DΞΔN will never learn how to drive and get a driving license because i'm scared thing like this will happen to him

vampire_captain Monday, June 20, 2016

okay I get it, he's grown up and he's fully aware of the risk he was taking at that time. But come on, don't be so harsh on the guy. The fact he deliberately confessed to the whole thing on his own social media account proved that he's reflecting on it already. He apologized and took responsibilities, what else do you ppl want?

mind_blown Monday, June 20, 2016

He owned up to it, so I'll give him that much. But still driving with alcohol in your system is taking a huge risk. All you need is a split second and you could end up in an accident or even worse lose a life.

BakaKaori Monday, June 20, 2016

If it was so close to your house, walk or ride a bike. Thanks for apologizing. And I understand everyone makes mistakes. But I just lost a lot of respect for this dude.

iisstf28 Monday, June 20, 2016

I respect that he revealed it first and apologize, and that is below the US legal limit so I doubt that he was really drunk, under the influence yes, but not really drunk. Still, he should pay for his actions.

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