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18-year-old arrested over hit-and-run death of woman cyclist

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An 18-year-old boy has been arrested over the hit-and-run death of a 65-year-old woman cyclist in Nagoya.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 12:10 a.m. Sunday. Yahoo News quoted police as saying that the boy was driving under the influence of alcohol when he hit Eiko Mori as she was on a crossing at an intersection in Nakamura Ward.

The suspect, who has been charged with vehicular manslaughter, said he fled the scene because he knew he was drunk.

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It's pity for both. His young..

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Shame.

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Will he be punished? He's a minor.

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Stupid kid...underaged drinking + DUI + hit and run vehicular homicide....there is no way this brat should see the light of day for a very long time.

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So if he is licensed, he just got it this year. He should get locked and pay back the 300,000yen his parents probably paid for driving school.

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vehicular manslaughter? Causing death by driving under the influence?

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Hey. . . 18 yrs old Japanese kids don't drink. How could this be? Reminds me of the recent earphones incident minus the alcohol involved.

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The person who gave him the alcohol should also be held liable

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Um. Not another one! This time the "woman cyclist is a victim". I mean it really reminds me of another similar incident JT brought up recently, though, a "19-year-old male cyclist was the victimizer" in the former article.

May she rest in peace.

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