TAIPEI • Television star Joe Chen was arrested yesterday for drink-driving in Taipei, the police mentioned.
According to a police video, the 38-year-old was driving alone alongside the fourth part of Zhongxiao East Road in a white Mini Cooper at 1.58am when she turned towards a crimson mild into Fuxing Road, Apple Daily mentioned.
A police officer stopped her and detected the scent of alcohol on her. After she took an alcohol take a look at and was found to have an alcohol degree of zero.67mg, she was taken to a police station, the report mentioned.
She instructed the police she had drunk a bottle of beer within the Zhongzheng district that night time, however had not anticipated to exceed the authorized alcohol restrict.
Chen, carrying a masks, was later transferred to Taipei District Public Prosecutors Office, and launched after a lawyer put up bail of NT$100,000 (S$four,490) for her, the report mentioned.
In a press release on Weibo after her release, she wrote: “I am sorry to have worried everyone. I was taking a bath at home last night when I drank, then I drove somewhere near my house to buy supper.”
She mentioned of her arrest: “I must learn a lesson from this incident and absolutely never violate traffic rules again. This is irresponsible to myself, and irresponsible to others. I am very sorry about the bad example I have set.”
In the morning, the lawyer had by accident dropped the bail cash when he arrived on the prosecutors’ workplace, Apple Daily mentioned, and he needed to squat down and decide up the scattered banknotes, as reporters round him warned: “Don’t let the money fly away!”
On her manner out, Chen was surrounded by reporters. Asked why she had been drink-driving, she mentioned “I’m sorry” and left in a black automobile.
She is a star of common Taiwanese idol dramas together with Lavender, The Prince Who Turns Into A Frog and You’re My Destiny. In current years, she broke into the Chinese market, with reveals corresponding to Cruel Romance.