From Korea Joongang Daily:
Hwanhee, a member of veteran pop duo Fly to the Sky, was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol on Saturday.
Yongin Seobu Police Station said Hwanhee, whose real name is Hwang Yoon-seok, was booked without physical detention for drunk driving.
The 38-year-old singer was questioned by police after his Mercedes-Benz hit a Hyundai Avante sedan that was changing lanes on a road in Yongin, south of Seoul, around 6 a.m. An insurance agent dispatched to the scene reported the accident to police, suspecting that Hwanhee had been drinking.
Police said the singer’s blood alcohol level was 0.061 percent, which is enough to warrant the revocation of his driver’s license.
Police said Hwanhee admitted to drinking and driving, adding that he will summoned next week to talk about the DUI accident.
Hwanhee’s management agency, H2media, later released a statement apologizing for Hwanhee’s drunk driving, saying that the singer will fully comply with the police investigation and will accept punishment.
Unlike Illinois, where the “legal limit” for a DUI is 0.08, Korea recently reduced its limit to from 0.06 to 0.03.
After holding off until this afternoon, both DuPage and Lake Counties announced today that they will suspend most court operations beginning tomorrow, March 17th due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order in DuPage County is in effect until April 17th and in Lake until further notice.
As with other courts, there will still be some cases heard, particularly bond court and emergency motions. Both DuPage and Lake will provide courtrooms for cases where there are speedy trial demands (where the parties cannot agree on a continuance). Also, DuPage will continue to hold court for arraignments.
The full order can be found on the DuPage County Court website.
Lake County’s order can be found on its website.
Federal Court is also slowing down. Here is a link to the Northern District of Illinois’ site where you can get all the information.
Also, I am told that the Secretary of State will not be conducting any hearings until at least April 1st.
From the Dallas Morning News:
Cowboys wide receiver Ventell Bryant, who contributed mostly on special teams as an undrafted rookie last year, was arrested early Wednesday morning in his hometown for an alleged DUI, a Tampa police spokesperson said.
Bryant, 23, was arrested around 2:45 a.m. ET following a traffic stop for driving without his headlights turned on, police said. According to a police summary of his arrest affidavit, Bryant “exhibited several clues of impairment and admitted to drinking several margaritas.”
He failed a field sobriety test and later produced a blood-alcohol level of .102 and .099. Those measurements exceed the .08 legal limit in Florida. Bryant posted $500 bond and was released from custody shortly before noon ET.