The results of the first trial for rapper Noel (real name Jang Yong-joon), who were handed over to trial for not complying with a request for a breathalyzer and assaulting a police officer, will be released today (8th).



Seoul Central District Court's 4th Criminal Division Chief Judge Shin Hyuk-jae will hold a sentencing hearing for Jang's case, which was handed over to trial on charges such as violating the Road Traffic Act (driving without a license) at 2 pm today.



The prosecution requested the court to sentence him to three years in prison in consideration of Jang's recidivism during the probation period in the previous decision hearing.



Jang's lawyer insisted on leniency in his final pleading, saying, "Please create an opportunity to become a good member of society."



Jang admits to driving under the influence of alcohol without a license, but denies allegations of obstruction of justice and assault.



Jang, the son of Rep. Jang Je-won, the 20th president-elect's chief of staff, was driving a car at the St. Mary's Hospital Intersection in Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul on September 18, last year, and had an accident with another car.



Jang was arrested on charges of assault by hitting a police officer with his head in response to a request for a breathalyzer test from a police officer belonging to the Seocho Police Station who was dispatched to the scene.



In 2019, Jang was also charged with driving a car while drunk in Mapo-gu, Seoul, and was sentenced to 1 year and 6 months in prison in June 2020 and 2 years of probation.

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