Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pirates' Kang Charged in DUI Case in Seoul

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pirates' Kang Charged in DUI Case in Seoul

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Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang was charged with leaving the scene of a DUI accident in Seoul, South Korea, according to a report from the Korean Yonhap News Agency.

The accident reportedly took place early Friday morning (Korea Standard Time). Kang had a blood alcohol level of 0.084, according to the report, above the Korean legal limit of 0.05.

"We have been made aware of the very serious charges filed against Jung Ho Kang early Friday morning in Seoul, South Korea," Pirates president Frank Coonelly said in a statement Thursday night.

"We are extremely disappointed in Jung Ho and in his decision process during this matter. I know firsthand how foolish and dangerous it is to drive under the influence and am most thankful that, as we understand it, no one was injured. …

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