Former Mediacorp actor Shane Pow apologizes for drink-driving ‘trouble’

Coconuts Singapore
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Shane Pow finally addressed the drink driving charges that cost him his job with the nation’s largest broadcaster, apologizing to his fans today via social media.

The 30-year-old actor, who was fired by Mediacorp last week after being charged last month for his second such offense, chalked it up to a regretful mistake and vowed to not get into any more criminal trouble.

“Many things have happened in the past few weeks and it has been really rough for me […] I made a mistake and I regret it deeply with all my heart. I am sorry that I let you down,” he wrote today. “But [I] will make certain that this is the last of it. It is [a] hard lesson, but I will better myself and come out stronger than before.”

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He added that he deserves and accepts “whatever punishment” comes his way. Pow was charged after police found he had a .094% blood alcohol level, over the legal limit of .08% when he was driving along Java Road in September. Mediacorp said in its announcement last week that Pow failing to inform them of his offense was one of the reasons why they fired him.

He was previously busted for drink-driving in 2014 and late last year was involved in an illegal birthday party that drew a public backlash.

Seems like there was no bad blood as Pow also gave a shout out to his former colleagues from the broadcasting company where he’d worked for close to a decade and swore to become “a better role model.”

“I also would like to thank Mediacorp and my managers for all the opportunities that you have given me all these years. I’m truly grateful. I sincerely apologise for the trouble I’ve caused, and I should have known better,” he wrote.

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