“Kim Sae Ron has been booked under the charges of drunk driving this morning,” said a source from the Seoul Gangnam police station on May 18.
Kim had been driving in the morning in Cheongdam district, Gangnam when she crashed into a structure. She had reportedly crashed into a guardrail and a tree around 8am.
The actress was given a breathalyser test at the scene of the incident, but she asked for a blood test, so she has since been moved to a hospital. “After the blood is drawn, we will request the National Forensic Service to check the alcohol concentration in the blood,” added the Gangnam Police Station.
In response to the initial reports, a representative of Kim Sae Ron’s agency GOLDMEDALIST Entertainment stated that they are in the process of verifying the information.
The 21-year-old actress rose to fame as a child actress when, at nine, she became famous for her role in A Brand New Life in 2009. In the film, directed by French-Korean filmmaker Ounie Lecomte Kim played the main character, a nine-year-old girl named Jin-hee, who is abandoned by her father at an orphanage after he remarries, and is later adopted by a French couple.
Kim attended the Cannes Film Festival when the film was shown there was a special screening, becoming the youngest actress to be invited to the festival.
She then went on to act in The Man From Nowhere in 2010. As a teenager, she appeared in the lead role in A Girl at My Door (2014).
She has also starred in television drama series, including Listen to My Heart (2011), The Queen’s Classroom (2013) and Hi! School-Love On (2014). Her first adult lead role was in the television drama Secret Healer (2016).
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