Posted by Sophie-Ha 7 days ago

Popular Trot singer Kim Ho Joong under police investigation for a Hit-and-run accident + Surveillance footage revealed


Popular Trot singer Kim Ho Joong (age 33) is currently under police investigation for suspected hit-and-run following a traffic accident, and CCTV footage from the time of the accident has been released.

On May 14, Seoul's Gangnam Police Station announced that Kim Ho Joong is being investigated for hit-and-run. He is accused of fleeing the scene after colliding with a taxi traveling in the opposite direction on a road in Apgujeong-dong, Gangnam-gu, around 11:40 PM on May 9.

It was revealed that a representative, Mr. A, from Kim Ho Joong's company visited the police station after the accident and confessed to driving Kim Ho Joong's vehicle. Although Kim Ho Joong initially denied driving on the night of the accident during police questioning, he later admitted to it after facing pressure from the police.

According to CCTV footage obtained by JTBC and others, a white luxury SUV (Bentley Bentayga) traveling in the opposite lane collided with a taxi stopped on the opposite side while driving straight on a two-lane road. The vehicle appeared to hesitate for a moment before leaving the scene.

Additionally, according to Channel A, the black box (dashcam) inside Kim Ho Joong's vehicle was missing a memory card, so there was no recorded footage available. Police plan to conduct further investigations regarding the presence of the black box memory card and whether Kim Ho Joong was driving under the influence.

Meanwhile, Kim Ho Joong's agency, Thought Entertainment, released an official statement apologizing for the unfortunate incident. They stated, "Kim Ho Joong was involved in a traffic accident with a taxi on the evening of the 9th. After the accident, he parked the car in an alley, made a call with his manager, and during that time, the taxi driver reported the incident to the police." They further explained, "After learning about the situation, the manager decided to take responsibility and went to the police station to confess that he was the one driving."

They also mentioned, "Upon learning of this fact, Kim Ho Joong personally went to the police station to undergo investigation and alcohol testing. The test results showed no signs of alcohol consumption, and he is currently awaiting the outcome of the accident investigation."

Recent reports suggest that Kim Ho Joong held the 'Travolti Classic Arena Tour 2024' at Goyang Gymnasium in Gyeonggi Province on May 11 and 12. He is scheduled to continue the same performance in Changwon on the 18th and 19th of this month. Additionally, he has upcoming performances with the 'World Union Orchestra Super Classic: Kim Ho Joong & Prima Donna' at the Olympic Park K-Sports Dome on the 23rd and 24th.

His schedule may be affected depending on the police investigation. However, it's been reported that Kim Ho Joong's performance will proceed regardless of the investigation.

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JKanina1,021 pts 7 days ago 0
7 days ago

This guy just barely managed to launder his image from illegal gambling now he do this, he even ran to enlistment a few days after the gambling controversy..... so will he enlist again?

And Knetz need to investigate his enlistment too..... he went for public service because of a few ailments......
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MyongSukGim1,010 pts 7 days ago 3
7 days ago

I'll bet he was hammered. We also have hit and run, lying to investigators and destroying evidence. He is in serious trouble.

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