SEOUL, South Korea – 2PM's Nichkhun was involved in a drunk driving accident Tuesday night, after he left a party hosted by the JYP agency.
The Thai-born singer barely registered above the legal limit at 0.056 (the legal limit is 0.05 in Korea) but was nonetheless booked after hitting a 55-year-old motorcyclist at 2:45 am on a back street in Gangnam, Seoul.
JYP Entertainment did not comment on how the incident would affect Nichkhun's career. Entertainers in Korea who are popular among teens are expected to serve as role models for youngsters and are often judged harshly by the public for offenses like drunk driving or gambling according to the Chosun Ilbo.
Just last week, singer Alex was also arrested for drinking and driving and has since taken a leave of absence from TV and stage work.