Korean guy from Lost arrested for DUI (and really sorry)

Oh man, what’s up with people from the television show Lost getting arrested for DUI’s? First Michelle Rodriguez, then that white psychologist chick Cynthia Watros from Season 2, and now Daniel Dae Kim, otherwise known as Jin-Soo Kwon. It’s like they have a tight schedule: 10am-7pm: filming, 7:15pm-2am: drinking, 2am-3am: drive erratically across Hawaii until you get arrested.

Kim has gone above and beyond his drunk former co-stars however, by issuing a public statement apologizing for his behavior.

South Korean-born Daniel Dae Kim said in a statement issued through his publicist in California that he was “deeply ashamed and embarrassed” and will fully co-operate with police.

“It saddens me to know that I jeopardised the welfare of the kind people of Hawaii, a community that I love and call my home,” the statement said.

Police arrested Kim early on Thursday after an officer saw him driving erratically. He was released after posting bail. He had a blood-alcohol level of 0.168 – twice the legal limit. Kim is set to appear in court on November 23.

“To my friends, family, colleagues and fans, thank you for your kind words of support.” Kim, 39, said. “To those I have disappointed I can only ask that you accept my heartfelt apologies. I am truly, truly sorry.”

Why the public statement? Maybe it’s because right after Rodriguez and Watros got arrested for DUI, their characters were coincidentally killed off in one of Lost’s frequent cliffhanger episodes. Shot in the stomach, no less. Maybe he’s covering his ass so he doesn’t read a script to find his character shot in the face by The Others or starved to death or some other way beautiful people die on a mysterious island.

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