Actor vows to change ways after guilty plea

Local | Stella Wong 22 May 2019

TVB actor Arnold Kwok Tsz-ho yesterday pleaded guilty to drink-driving at the Kowloon City Magistrates' Court and will be sentenced on June 11.

Kwok failed to pass a breathalyzer test at about 12.30am on March 27 when stopped on Mody Road near the intersection on Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui.

He had almost 50 micrograms of alcohol per 100mL of breath, which is over double the 22 microgram legal limit.

Kwok's lawyer said the actor was rushing home to see his mother after his father called to tell him she was feeling ill.

He drank white wine at dinner, and left the restaurant immediately upon receiving the call.

Kwok knows it is not an excuse and that he shouldn't have been driving inebriated, the lawyer said.

But the lawyer hopes Principal Magistrate Bernadette Woo Huey-fang will consider the fact that no one was harmed.

The lawyer submitted four mitigation letters, including a handwritten letter from Kwok's father. In it, the father said Kwok gave his parents HK$5,000 a month, and added that he felt guilty and apologized to his family after the incident.

The lawyer said Kwok has come under pressure from the public, and has lost work opportunities.

Kwok was remorseful and promised not to make the same mistake again.

He apologized and vowed to change his ways.

Kwok was granted bail but ordered to hand over his license.

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