Lost star pleads no contest to DUI charge

daniel_dae_kim.jpgDaniel Dae Kim, who plays Jin on the hit ABC-TV series Lost, pleaded no contest to DUI charges stemming from his arrest October 25 in Hawaii, where the show is filmed. At that time, he had an alcohol blood level of 0.168, more than double the legal limit. The judge warned Kim: “It just cannot happen again. It’s simply too dangerous.” He was ordered to pay a fine of $500, had his license revoked for six months, and was told he must perform 72 hours of community service.  Afterwards, Kim told reporters: “I’m just grateful and relieved that this matter has been resolved. It’s been a pretty difficult time for my family and me. But I’m glad I had a chance to take responsibility for my mistake.” Kim is the third Lost star to be arrested for suspicion of DUI. Former castmates Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Watros were also arrested for DUI during their time on the show and strangely enough, their characters were soon killed off. Kim’s character appears as if he may have been killed off, but nothing is certain on the popular series.

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  1. Anon • September 15, 2008 @ 12:57 PM

    These people must be really sad or something. What’s up with all the DUI’s? There’s gotta be a reason. This dude will have a good career if he learns from this mistake.

  2. L1feless • September 15, 2008 @ 5:10 PM

    Well when you’re lost on an Island and you’ve got booze….

  3. Jo-Anne. • September 15, 2008 @ 5:54 PM

    good comment Anon

    sad to read about all these celebrities (or anyone) being charged with DUI. I have seen firsthand what it does to families suffering due to loss of loved ones because of impaired drivers and it is surely tragic.

    We’ve come a long way in many areas, yet this problem keeps resurfacing.

    I do hope he learns from this, doesn’t happen again and carries on with his career. I really enjoy the show, Lost, and think he plays a really good character on it.

  4. Anonymous • September 17, 2008 @ 2:22 PM

    you know what makes my noodle drip is how celebrities get off with these miniscule little fines because they have top of the line lawyers. DOUBLE the legal limit?
    If he was any regular joe he’s be in the joint by now

  5. Nancy • September 17, 2008 @ 5:37 PM

    Your “noodle” drips, Anonymous? 😀

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