South Korean comedian and television presenter Noh Hong-chul has been arrested in Southern Seoul for drunk driving, the Korea Times reported today.
‘I’m not that famous celebrity on TV’, Noh is reported to have stated, claiming he had been falsely targeted by police because of his resemblance to the well-known TV personality.
Police seemed fairly sure however that the drunk driver in question was in fact Noh Hong-chul, or perhaps some guy who just looks a lot like the blonde Korean entertainer and happens to drive a van somewhat similar to that owned by Noh.
Noh was booked without detention after refusing to take a sobriety test, in accordance with legal protocol concerning the rich and/or famous. Also as is customary, Noh has resigned from both TV programs on which he appeared, and fronted the nation’s media, stating, “This is my own decision to cause no further trouble to (the programs’) viewers.”
People outside South Korea probably know Noh best as the guy in the elevator with Psy.