Police in Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, have arrested a 20-year-old man over a hit-and-run incident that left two pedestrians injured.
According to police, the suspect, identified as Kyoji Sugiyama, was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident at 11:50 p.m. Saturday. NTV reported that Sugiyama was driving along when he began swerving and veered onto the sidewalk where he hit two male pedestrians and then drove off without stopping.
One of the victims, a 29-year-old man, sustained serious injuries after the force of the impact with the vehicle threw him, slamming his head violently into the ground. The second victim, a 42-year-old man, suffered a minor injury to his left arm.
Police said Sugiyama was incomprehensible at the time of his arrest.© Japan Today