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10.25.2007

daniel dae kim arrested for dui

Ohhhhh crap. According to the Honolulu Advertiser, Daniel Dae Kim, star of the hit show Lost, was arrested early this morning on suspicion of drunken driving: 'Lost' actor Daniel Dae Kim accused of DUI. No details on the DUI, but police say he was arrested around 3:00am, booked at the Honolulu Police station downtown, posted bail, and was released at 5:05am.

Oh man. What is going on in Hawaii? This isn't the first time Lost cast members have had run-ins with the law. Former cast members Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Watros were arrested on suspicion drunken driving in 2005, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje was arrested and accused of disobeying a police officer and driving without a license. Oh, by the way, these three actors' characters were all soon killed off on the show. The producers, of course, say it's a wild coincidence. But I'm sure Daniel has now become a strong candidate for those keeping track of the Lost Death Watch. Man, I hope not.

This is unfortunate news, as Daniel not only a talented actor, but also a really nice guy who I've spoken to on several occasions. I'm a fan. But a DUI is not an offense to be taken lightly. You'll probably see this on stuff like Access Hollywood by the end of the day, and it's not going to be pretty. I hope things work out for him.