HK actress Vicky Chan caught drink driving

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HONG KONG • The road to stardom is a long and winding one in Hong Kong, but TVB actress Vicky Chan had made some headway.

Many fans now know her from her role as a sassy character in popular sitcom Come Home Love - Lo And Behold (2017 to present).

But Chan has hit a road bump after she was caught drink driving last Friday.

Reports said she was driving a BMW which hit a taxi that night in Happy Valley in Hong Kong.

When she took a breathalyser test at the scene, Chan, 28, was found to have breached the legal limit.

She was arrested and taken to a police station for questioning before she was released.

She has since pleaded for fans' understanding.

In an online post, she wrote: "I've made a mistake. I truly want to apologise to everyone who has cared for me and has been affected by this incident."

She added she will not shy away from "facing the consequences" and will think deeply about how to get back on the right track again.

While broadcaster TVB has not commented on the incident, Oriental Daily News cited a producer from Come Home Love as saying: "Depending on her condition on Monday, we will decide if she will continue working."

TVB previously put shows featuring actress Jacqueline Wong in cold storage after she was caught kissing married singer Andy Hui in April.

It has reportedly also given the cold shoulder to artists who take the side of protesters in Hong Kong demonstrations, in order to protect its access to the huge Chinese market.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 28, 2019, with the headline 'HK actress Vicky Chan caught drink driving'. Print Edition | Subscribe