Min-seok Kim indicted for drunk driving… Winter Olympics ‘red light’

Min-seok Kim (Seongnam City Hall), the star of mid-long distance speed skating, was indicted.

On the 27th, the Cheongju District Prosecutor’s Office indicted Kim Min-seok for drunk driving under the Road Traffic Act and fined 8 million won. Kim Min-seok is suspected of causing an accident on July 22 last year in Jincheon National Training Center in North Chungcheong Province, when he drove his car while drunk and crashed into a curbstone on a sidewalk block. The police analyzed the closed circuit (CC) TV near the athletes’ village and captured the circumstances in which Kim Min-seok drank with his colleagues before the accident. At that time, the police, who identified Kim Min-seok’s blood alcohol level as the level of license revocation, sent him to the prosecution with the opinion of indicting him without detention. 

It is expected that whether or not Kim Min-seok will participate in the Winter Olympics will be decided depending on what summary order the court issues. The Korea Sports Council does not qualify for the national team if it has not been 3 years since it was sentenced to a fine of 5 million won or more for related acts such as drunk driving through national team selection and operation regulations, or if it has not passed 2 years since the sentence of a fine of less than 5 million won. If Kim Min-seok is fined more than 5 million won, he will not be able to return to the national team for the 2026 Winter Olympics.

If you disagree with the judgment, you can request a formal trial, but it will take time for the sentence to be finalized. 슬롯사이트

If Kim Min-seok is fined less than 5 million won through a formal trial, he will be disqualified from the national team for two years. This means that it is difficult to participate in the next Olympics considering the selection schedule of the national team.

Previously, in August of last year, the Sports Fair Committee of the Korea Ice Skating Federation imposed a disciplinary suspension of 1 year and 6 months on Kim Min-seok by applying a drunk driving accident, a drinking disturbance, and an act of damaging the dignity of an athlete, and reviewing the future judgments of the court, It has been stated that if it falls under the cause of disqualification, it will take action according to the relevant regulations.