An alleged witness to the Kangin drink driving case has spoken to a Korean media outlet about the incident that saw a lamp post being hit and removed from its place.
According to the witness who spoke to KBS2, Kangin hit the lamppost and was stationary for about 3 seconds before reversing and driving away.
The investigation is still on-going and for now, SM Entertainment said that Kaing will take some time away from the limelight to reflect on the incident.
24th May, 2016
Super Junior member has allegedly been involved in a drink driving accident.
News1 reported that in the early hours of May 24th, Super Junior’s Kangin hit a street light in Gangnam with his car. He allegedly fled the scene after hitting the light around 2 a.m. Witnesses have aided the investigation while Kangin allegedly claims he has no recollection of this accident. Around 10:50 a.m., Kangin found his car was damaged and reported himself to the police through his manager.
At the station, Kangin reportedly told the police, “I didn’t know it was a street lamp, I thought it was a curb.”
During the investigation, News1 said that the police also found Kangin’s alcohol level was at a level enough to suspend his driver’s license. Following the report, "Kiss the Radio" has removed Kangin from their lineup (Kangin was supposed to fill in for Leeteuk from the 24th to the 26th of May).
In 2009 Kangin hit 2 taxi cabs while under the influence of alcohol and he was charged
SM Entertainment has also apologised on behalf of its talent and said that Kangin will stop all activities for now and take time to reflect.