Police in Ibaraki said Wednesday that they have arrested a Chiba police sergeant on suspicion of riding a motorbike while under the influence of alcohol. A prefectural police spokesman told a news conference that the suspect, identified as Masakata Okada, was a police officer from Kashiwa station in Chiba Prefecture.
According to police, at around 7 p.m. on Tuesday night, Okada was apprehended after his bike crashed into a vehicle pulling into a garage. More than 0.15 grams of alcohol per liter was detected in his breath. Police said that Okada admitted being drunk at the time, but explained that he was off duty at the time.
Okada sustained minor injuries in the accident, the police spokesman said.© Japan Today