According to reports on September 5, solo artist Han Dong Geun is facing DUI charges after being stopped by police back on July 30, at approximately 11 PM KST.
Han Dong Geun's label Pledis Entertainment immediately stepped up to admit to the charges, in addition to announcing the artist's official hiatus and time of reflection. The singer will reportedly attend his second investigation today (September 5 KST). Read Pledis Entertainment's statement below:
"Hello, this is Pledis Entertainment. We would like to sincerely apologize for our label artist Han Dong Geun's DUI charge.
Han Dong Geun is currently deeply reflecting on his mistake, and plans on halting all of his activities for the time being to focus on a time of reflection. He also plans on cooperating diligently with all necessary police investigations.
We as a label also feel a heavy responsibility for allowing such an occurrence to happen, due to our failure to properly take care of our artist.
Again, we sincerely offer our apologies to fans who provide their affection and attention [for Han Dong Geun], and we promise to take further cautions regarding the severity of driving while intoxicated so that it never happens again, including providing preventative DUI classes to all of our label artists.
Once again, we bow our heads in sincere apology.