Taiwanese actress Joe Chen was arrested for drink-driving last month (Jan 4), when she ran a red light and was found to have an alcohol level of 0.67mg in her system.
Yesterday (Feb 7), it was announced that Joe has been sentenced to 60 hours of community service, which she is to complete over the next one and a half years. She might also be required to participate in future anti drink-driving campaigns to warn others of its dangers.
The sentence was decided in consideration that it was the actress’ first time committing a crime and that she was fully cooperative during her arrest.
After her arrest, the 38-year-old actress revealed that she was heading out to grab supper after having a drink at home, and was unaware that she had exceeded the alcohol limit.
Joe has since apologised for her actions on social media, and spent one month away from work to reflect on her mistakes.
On February 2, the actress’ company shared photos of her working behind the scenes. Upon seeing the photos, netizens were quick to point out that she had lost weight, claiming it was “heartbreaking” to see her this way.
Joe was also plagued with more bad publicity after her drink-driving incident, as she was revealed to be unprofessional during her shoots, and displayed rude behaviour at a friend’s wedding which left other guests stunned.
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