Posted by Sophie-Ha Tuesday, December 20, 2022

K-netizens are questioning the appropriateness of Tae Jin Ah promoting as a safe-driving model after his son's DUI


It was recently revealed that Eru, the son of veteran trot singer Tae Jin Ah, has been indicted on charges of driving under the influence.

Earlier on December 19, KST, Eri was booked by the Yongsan Police Station on charges of causing a car accident while driving under the influence of alcohol. It has been revealed that Eru and a male passenger suffered minor injuries. It was confirmed that Eru had an alcohol concentration level high enough to have his license suspended (0.03% or more and less than 0.08%).

On December 20, Eru took to his personal Instagram to write an apology saying, "I apologize for causing you concern due to my wrong behavior. There is no excuse for drunk driving, and I sincerely apologize from the bottom of my heart."

With the news of Eru's DUI, there has been a discussion about whether it was appropriate for Tae Jin Ah to continue promoting as a model for safe driving. Tae Jin Ah was previously selected as the public relations ambassador for the Chungbuk Provincial Police Agency's 'Let's be good drivers' campaign starting in 2020.

The campaign from the Chungbuk Provincial Police Agency encourages citizens to drive safely and to easily understand the importance of traffic safety. Tae Jin Ah even participated in filming campaign videos as a model.

Meanwhile, Tae Jin Ah and Eru received much love as the two appeared in various tv shows showing off their father-son chemistry.

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shakennotstirred1,263 pts Tuesday, December 20, 2022 0
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

This is a perfect example of the Korean saying, "The sin of the son is also the father's sin." Maybe coz I'm Korean-American, but I disagree with it. How can his dad be faulted for this? Eru is almost 40.

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DLKW1,877 pts Tuesday, December 20, 2022 3
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

This article reminds me of the time that actress Han Hyo Joos brother bullied an airman to the point where he took his own life. She was the "goodwill ambassador" for the Republic of Korea Air Force.

I've always said it, but I think if you're caught driving after drinking, you should lose your license for 3 years and after 3 years you have to apply for a new drivers license. But if you're caught in those 3 years driving without a license, you should be jailed for 1 year.

People who commit DUI have no regard for human life. They can apologize all they want, but they're only sorry because they got caught, not because of what they've done.

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