Kim shared a photograph of the incident in question:
Kim added that "Kang allegedly tried to flee the scene after causing an accident and was caught shortly thereafter." The incident reportedly took place early Friday morning in Seoul, South Korea.
Rob Biertempfel of TribLive.com offered more details:
Pirates president Frank Coonelly released a statement on Kang, per Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Kang apologized through his management company, courtesy of NBC Sports' Craig Calcaterra:
I'd like to apologize to everyone who is disappointed with me. Today, I got behind the wheel after drinking and committed an irrevocable mistake. I panicked at the moment of the accident and did something that I never should have done. I am deeply regretting the incident. I will humbly accept whatever punishment is deemed fit for my actions.
Kang, 29, has also been the subject of a sexual assault case. A 23-year-old woman said the pair met at a Westin Hotel in Chicago and Kang gave her a drink. The woman then said she drifted in and out of consciousness, per Andrew Goldstein of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Kang was never charged with a crime in the incident, although he was named as a suspect. Chicago police have said the accuser has not cooperated fully with the investigation.