April 29, 2016 11:19
Comedian Lee Chang-myung has been booked after a hit-and-run accident, police said Thursday.
Police said Lee was drunk at the time, with an estimated blood alcohol level of 0.16 percent -- enough to have his driver's license revoked.
According to police, Lee had dinner with five others in a restaurant in Yeouido on April 20. They drank six bottles of strong Chinese liquor and draft beer. He then drove away in his Porsche SUV at around 11 p.m. and slammed into a traffic light. He got out of his car and fled the scene.
After hiding for 20 hours, Lee finally handed himself in. He told police he had not run away but gone to hospital because his chest hurt before going to Daejeon on business, but his mobile phone battery had died. He denied driving under the influence.
But police say it was clear he was intoxicated given the restaurant bill, phone records of him calling a chauffeur service and CCTV footage of the street where the accident happened.
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