Date
21 January 2017
Ambrose Lee (right) says his son is old enough to take responsibility for his actions. Photos: DBC, HKEJ, Headline Daily
Ambrose Lee (right) says his son is old enough to take responsibility for his actions. Photos: DBC, HKEJ, Headline Daily

Former security chief’s son pleads guilty to drunk driving

Glen Lee Lam-yan, the only son of Hong Kong’s former security secretary Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong, pleaded guilty at a local court Thursday to a charge of drunk driving, Ming Pao Daily reported.

Lee, 35, confessed to driving under the influence, prompting a judge at the Kowloon City Magistrates’ Court to order a suspension of Lee’s driver’s license for a year as well as impose a HK$4,000 (US$516) fine.

The judge also demanded that Lee, an actor known for his roles in some TVB sitcoms, attend a driving improvement course. 

Lee, who didn’t seek legal representation, asked the judge to shorten the period of license suspension but saw the request turned down. 

On June 16, Lee was stopped by a police officer as the former was driving near the intersection of Mody Lane and Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui.

As he appeared drunk, a test was conducted. The test revealed that the alcohol concentration in Lee’s body was 36 micrograms per milliliter of blood, 14 more than the standard limit of 22 micrograms.

After pleading guilty Thursday, Lee promised that he will not break the law again.

He told reporters that he knew he had committed an offense and that he wasn’t happy for not being a good example for his two children.

However, he said he was glad that no one was hurt because of his act.

As for what his father might think, Lee said he was worried that his dad might be upset about the incident.

Ambrose Lee, on his part, said that he wasn’t aware of the case until he saw it on the news. He said he believes his son is old enough to take responsibility for his actions.

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