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Report: Jung Ho Kang arrested for fleeing the scene after DUI accident in Korea

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PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 10: Jung Ho Kang #27 of the Pittsburgh Pirates fields a ground ball in the second inning during the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park on June 10, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

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Jeeho Yoo of Korea’s Yonhap News reports that Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang was arrested on Friday -- it’s Friday in Korea -- for a DUI and fleeing the scene.

A translated report from Naver details what happened. Kang reportedly had a 0.084 percent blood alcohol level. As Yoo notes, the legal limit is 0.05 percent. Kang apparently crashed into the guard rails, but caused damage only to his own vehicle and public property.

This isn’t Kang’s first off-the-field incident. Chicago police investigated Kang this past summer for alleged sexual assault.

Major League Baseball and the Pirates haven’t yet issued a comment, but expect them to do so once the details of the incident are confirmed. Kang could be facing a fine and/or a suspension.

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