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Chiba police officer arrested for drunk driving

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A 38-year-old police officer in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, has been arrested on suspicion of violating the Road Traffic Law by driving while under the influence of alcohol.

According to Chiba prefectural police, Yoda Hosoya, a lieutenant assigned to Narita International Airport, lost control of the car he was driving and crashed into the wall of a house in Kashiwa at around 10:35 a.m. Saturday, Fuji TV reported. Nobody in the house was injured.

Hosoya left the scene of the accident but was traced through his vehicle and later detained. He was quoted by police as saying he panicked and fled because he had been drinking alcohol.

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 police officer in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, has been arrested on suspicion of violating the Road Traffic Law by driving while under the influence of alcohol. quoted by police as saying he panicked and fled because he had been drinking alcohol.

a lieutenant, maybe he was drunk, and can't remember what happened.

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Hosoya left the scene of the accident but was traced through his vehicle

Sterling police work.

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Blind drunk and driving at 10:30am on a Saturday morning. At least he didn't leave his gun in a conbini toilet.

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Hosoya left the scene of the accident but was traced through his vehicle and later detained. He was quoted by police as saying he panicked and fled because he had been drinking alcohol.

What a genius. Who would have thought that you can trace a car to an owner using the registration . . . .

I bet he was hoping for the booze to wear off.

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Only in Japan, police - drunk, at 10:30am, AND he was going to work at an international airport. Shake head, but not in disbelief....

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His life is over.

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Needs treatment for alcohol abuse. Loss of his job and a heavy fine for leaving the scene of a crash.

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Ociffer! Ociffer! His career just hit a wall too. However, he should be able to bounce back and run for political office soon.

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Leaving the scene of an accident should carry the same penalty as drunk driving.

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Sh1mon M4sadaToday  09:06 am JST

Only in Japan, police - drunk, at 10:30am, AND he was going to work at an international airport.

The article doesn't specifically mention that he was going TO work at the time, perhaps he was driving FROM work?

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Question - in Japan is fleeing the scene of a crime you committed, a crime?

for example a hit and run.

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perhaps he was driving FROM work?

...;-), he got tanked on the job?

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The drinking part is not so bad as half of Japanese ojisan would still have alcohol in their blood from the night before.

what is most serious about this is that a senior police officer left the scene of a crime.

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Kashiwa's finest

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Why is this even news? We all know he will just have to pay for whatever damages he caused and thats a wrap! As I've said before, there are 2 different laws : one for us normies (severe punishment) and one for the upper class people (Gov't officials, police, celebrities, the rich and famous)

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Yeah, he said he "had been drinking". It does not say he was driving "while drinking". Remember, you can and will be charged for drunk driving in the morning even if you drank the previous evening and were completely sober the next day. He may have drank so much he felt he would not pass a breath test even at 10:30 a.m. He may or may not have been correct. We don't know as no breath test is mentioned.

So in order to hit a house wall he must have been drunk right? Nope. Its a common enough accident in this country with crazy roads and the number of drunk driving accidents in Japan is so low they don't even have their own category on the pie chart anymore. They are listed in the "other" category. I am not kidding.

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dirty cop got busted and off the force. nice.

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I agree with the above. He'd probably been drinking the night before and was worried he would still be over the limit so thought it would be better to risk running and the police not being able to prove that he was over the limit at the time.

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I agree with the above. He'd probably been drinking the night before and was worried he would still be over the limit so thought it would be better to risk running and the police not being able to prove that he was over the limit at the time.

He drove into a house. I'd say, yeah, he was still drunk.

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Now that his LE career is over, let's hope that his very next step is to quit drinking.

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I know the justice system in Japan is terrible and it needs reform. I also know that you get and newer police recruits have a broader, educated skill to add and humanity to the system.

it Hirata me that someone would lose their job over a stupide but habitual habit as drinking.

Assume he is a ‘good cop’ and he did something stupid. Can we forgive him.

how many people can say they are perfect

if he only did a stupid thing as drink and drive, should we persecute him/her

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if he only did a stupid thing as drink and drive, should we persecute him/her

Did you mean to say "prosecute"? If so, the answer is a definite YES.

However, if you did mean "persecute", the answer is also a definite YES.

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