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10.27.2007

daniel dae kim apologizes

As you've probably heard by now, Lost star Daniel Dae Kim was arrested this week for drunken driving. Honolulu Police arrested him after an officer spotted him driving erratically early Thursday morning. He apparently had a blood-alcohol level of 0.168, twice the legal limit. You don't know how bummed I was to hear this news. Daniel did, however, issue an apology—which is the best gesture you can hope for, at this point—saying he was deeply ashamed and embarrassed and would fully cooperate with police: 'Lost' Actor Kim Apologizes for Arrest
I am deeply ashamed and embarrassed by my actions of Thursday morning. It saddens me to know that I jeopardized the welfare of the kind people of Hawaii, a community that I love and call my home.

It is my intention to cooperate fully with the police and I am grateful to them for their sensitivity throughout this matter.

To my friends, family, colleagues and fans, thank you for your kind words of support. To those I have disappointed I can only ask that you accept my heartfelt apologies. I am truly, truly sorry.
While I would never condone drunk driving—it's reckless, irresponsible, and downright stupid—you do have to appreciate that his apology is genuine, straightforward, and takes full responsibility. He will have to face the consequences of his actions, and I think he's accepted that. Daniel is set to appear in Oahu District Court on November 23rd.