While driving in Gangnam at 3:30 am KST on July 24th, Nichkhun of 2pm got into a car accident. His blood alcohol level was measured at 0.056%, which resulted in him having his license suspended.
An officer released this statement:
“After measuring his alcohol content at the site [of the incident], it was concluded that [Nichkhun] was not severely intoxicated. Immediately after the accident, [Nichkhun] and the victim were investigated by the police….It was a small accident and neither Nichkhun nor the victim were injured. Both vehicles were insured, and Nichkhun has taken measures to safely return home following his investigation.”
No one was injured, and there was no serious damage to either vehicle.
Shortly after the accident JYP Entertainment released this apology:
“This is JYP Entertainment. Around 2:30AM this morning, Nichkhun who is an artist under our agency had attended a dinner with the entire JYP family present, following a rehearsal for a JYP performance. After having about two glasses of beer, Nichkhun was driving back to his dorm which is located on the same block as the location the dinner took place. On the way, Nichkhun was involved in an accident with a motorcycle at an intersection in the neighborhood….His blood alcohol level was measured at 0.056%, and his license has been suspended. Nichkhun himself and our company are well aware that we were careless, and for this we would like to apologize. Furthermore, we will earnestly oblige to any follow-up investigations that may be necessary. Once again, we would like to sincerely apologize.”
What also been making headlines in a recent tweet from former 2pm leader, Jaebeom:
“smiling at other peoples misfortunes is a horrible character trait~ 달른사람의안좋은일을보고 기쁨을느끼는건 정말 안닌것같애요~ #thatsveryugly #justsaying”
Some are saying this could be directed at the criticism, and hate comments directed at Nichkhun after the accident.