South Korean police question Pirates' Kang over DUI crash

Pittsburgh Pirates' Jung Ho Kang rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Police in South Korea are investigating Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang over suspicions he crashed a luxury car into a guardrail while driving under the influence of alcohol and then left the scene.

Seoul police on Friday said they are also investigating whether Kang asked a friend to falsely report who was driving the vehicle.

Kang, who hit 21 homeruns and 62 RBIs in his second season for the Pirates in 2016, was involved in another off-the-field incident in June when a 23-year-old woman reported being sexually assaulted by Kang inside a Chicago hotel. The woman's name has not been released and Kang has not been charged.