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MLB's Jung Ho Kang Arrested In South Korea Leaving Scene of DUI Crash

12/2/2016 5:56 AM PST

MLB's Jung Ho Kang Arrested In South Korea for Leaving Scene of DUI Crash

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Pittsburgh Pirates 3rd baseman Jung Ho Kang was arrested in South Korea Friday morning after officials say he fled the scene of a DUI crash around 2:45 AM. 

The 29-year-old allegedly crashed his car into a guardrail and bolted. Officials say his blood alcohol level was .084 ... over the legal limit ion South Korea, .05. 

Officials say they're also investigating allegations Kang asked a friend to lie and take the wrap as the driver of the crashed car. 

Pirates President Frank Coonelly issued a statement saying, "We are extremely disappointed in Jung Ho and in his decision process during this matter."

Coonelly, who was arrested for DUI in 2011, added ... "I know first-hand 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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