Hyundai Motor Chairman Chung Eui-sun’s eldest son was involved in a collision due to drunk driving.
It was belatedly revealed that Chung (22), the eldest son of Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Eui-sun, caused an accident while driving drunk.
On the 10th, the Seoul Eastern District Prosecutors’ Office summarily indicted Chairman Chung’s eldest son, Chung, for violating the Road Traffic Act and Traffic Accident Handling Act, with a fine of 9 million won.
Chung drove Hyundai Motor’s Genesis Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) model “GV80” at around 4:45 a.m. on the 24th of last month and crashed into a guardrail on the driveway of Cheongdam Bridge in Gangbyeonbuk-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul.
There were no passengers in the car that Chung was driving. The driver’s bumper was damaged due to the impact of the accident, but the vehicle stopped after hitting a guardrail, which did not lead to a major accident.
At that time, police were dispatched due to reports from citizens passing by, and the police found that Chung’s blood alcohol concentration was 0.164% well above the license cancellation level (0.08%).
Chung is said to have drunk and driven 3.4 kilometers in an apartment in Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu.
The day before the accident, the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics was held.
Jeong was known to have driven the car himself after drinking with an acquaintance, which was under the name of his father, Chung Eui-sun.
Chung, who heads the Korea Archery Association, was reportedly not in Korea at the time of the accident.
Police investigating the case sent Chung to the prosecution on Thursday on charges of violating the Road Traffic Act.