Park Jung-bum drives drunk again
Director Park Jung-bum has been charged without detention for driving drunk, the Seoul Central District Court said Tuesday.
This is the third time Park has been caught driving under the influence of alcohol.
Park was caught driving drunk on May 30 and was booked without detention by the Jongam Police Precinct in northern Seoul. The filmmaker’s blood alcohol content at the time was 0.171 percent, the level at which a driver’s license can be revoked.
At the time, Park charged with drunk driving and obstruction of justice by the Seoul Central District Court, according to a local media outlet Star News.
Since his debut as a filmmaker in 2001, Park has directed popular films like “The Journals of Musan” (2010) and “Alive” (2014).
He also starred in several of his own films, and has begun to act in films directed by other filmmakers.
Park is currently planning to star in an upcoming film tentatively titled “Empty Dream,” which is scheduled to hit theaters in late September. Although some have suggested Park’s latest incident will have a negative impact on the film, that impact is not expected to be big because he has a small role.
By Jin Min-ji