[Update] Shinhwa’s Hyesung found passed out in reportedly stolen vehicle, refused breathalyzer

In new levels of drunken mess, Shinhwa member Hyesung was recently found by police passed out in a reportedly stolen vehicle and then refused a breathalyzer test.

On the morning of October 11, Shinhwa’s Shin Hye Sung was arrested on the charges of refusing to take a breathalyzer test at Tancheon 2-gyo bridge in Songpa district of Seoul. That morning, police received a report that traffic was stopped in the middle of the road and arrived to find Shin Hye Sung asleep in a car. They ordered he take a breathalyzer test, but he refused. Additionally, the vehicle Shin Hye Sung was driving at the time had been reported as stolen.

Hyesung already had a DUI back in 2007.

I need follow-up stories on this. Like did he steal the car himself? How did he do that while drunk? Did he get in an abandoned car for a nap? What is happening?

Honestly, it feels like tradition or something that if you’re a fan of somebody in the Korean entertainment industry for long enough they’ll eventually get a DUI. Wild how frequent it is.


Update 1

His company has responded, and they clarify that the valet gave him the wrong car and he just drove off.

We would first like to inform you of the company’s findings thus far in regards to the drunk driving incident involving Shin Hye Sung, which occurred earlier this morning. Shin Hye Sung had a meeting at a restaurant in Gangnam district with acquaintances at around 11 p.m. on October 10, upon after which he left for home after having consumed alcohol and obtaining the key to a vehicle from the valet attendant. On his way home, he fell asleep while stopped on the road, refused to take the breathalyzer test ordered by the dispatched police, and was arrested. There is no excuse for Shin Hye Sung’s behavior in driving under the influence as well as driving without knowing the vehicle was not his. We are deeply apologetic to everyone.

I mean, not great that he was apparently so wasted he didn’t recognize it wasn’t his car.

Update 2

The restaurant responded and say they have CCTV footage proving that the valet didn’t give him any keys, instead Hyesung simply got into a car that had keys in it and drove off.

Feels like it could be grand theft auto.


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