Police in Tokyo said Tuesday that a 24-year-old man arrested after a traffic accident in Shibuya has admitted to inhaling a hallucinogenic herb prior to the crash.
The man, identified as Keita Watanabe, told police he had inhaled the substance just before the accident at around 1 a.m. Monday, TBS reported.
According to police, Watanabe's car swerved into oncoming traffic and hit a large truck. Watanabe sustained light injuries in the crash.
Police said an officer shone a pocket light into Watanabe's eyes and noticed that his pupils did not react. Furthermore, upon being asked to step out of the vehicle, Watanabe was sloppy and stumbled onto the pavement.
This year, there has been an increasing number of accidents caused by drivers under the influence of quasi-legal herbs, which are now referred to as "dangerous drugs" instead of "loophole drugs."© Japan Today