Actress Kim Sae-ron was on Wednesday sentenced to 20 million won ($15,000 and about N6.9 million) in fines for driving under the influence of alcohol in 2022.
The Seoul Central District Court handed out the monetary penalty for Kim, 23, who crashed her car into a guardrail and trees lining the street while driving under the influence of alcohol in Cheongdam-dong, southern Seoul, on May 18.
Kim crashed into a transformer which cut off electricity to 57 stores in the area for nearly three hours.
Kim’s blood alcohol level was measured at more than 0.2 per cent at the time, far exceeding the licence revocation level of 0.08 per cent.
The young actress debuted as a child in the movie “The Man from Nowhere.’’
She has since appeared in numerous movies and TV dramas.(Yonhap/NAN)