Actress Park Si Yeon agitated the public as she drove after consuming alcohol in the daytime. The SBS news program 8 News reported on the 19th that Park Si Yeon was involved in an accident at 11.30 a.m. KST on the 17th at a three-way street in Songpa-gu, Seoul.
According to reports, the police found that Park Si Yeon’s alcohol concentration level reached 0.097%, which is high enough to get her driver’s license revoked. The police booked the actress on charges of drunk driving and allowed her to return home. Park Si Yeon is said to have admitted all charges in the police investigation. She was in the car alone at the time of the accident, and in the affected vehicle of the accident were the driver and a passenger. However, it is reported that they were not seriously injured.
Her agency, Mystic Story, made an official statement about the incident on the previous day. “We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused by the bad news,” it said.
The agency added, “Park Si Yeon drank with an acquaintance at home on the evening of the 16th and drove out the next morning, thinking that she was sober. There had occurred a minor accident while she was driving, and took the sobriety test upon police’s request. Her level was enough to get her license revoked. Regardless of the reason, we genuinely feel responsible. Park Si Yeon is also deeply reflecting on herself. We apologize once again for causing such inconvenience.”
The actress later posted an apology on her Instagram. “I’m cautiously posting on my private space, as I think it is only right for me to apologize in person. I sincerely apologize for causing such an incident. I should not have done it regardless of the reason. I am regretting and deeply reflecting on my careless self. I am also terribly sorry to those who support and care for me. Once again, I will wholeheartedly reflect on myself.”
This incident has hit Park Si Yeon hard, especially after her propofol abuse controversy. Amid the ongoing controversy, attention is focused on whether she will be able to continue as a public figure.