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Drunk man steals taxi; causes accident in Fukuoka


Police in Fukuoka said Tuesday that a 43-year-old Sri Lankan man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing a taxi and reckless driving resulting in injury by crashing into a car as he fled from police.

According to police, the incident occurred at 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, Fuji TV reported. Police said the suspect, who was drunk when apprehended, got into the taxi and drove away after the driver had left the vehicle.

A police car pursued him along a national highway. The taxi then veered across the center line and drove on the wrong side of the road for approximately two kilometers, before colliding with a small car waiting for the traffic signal at an intersection. The two passengers in the car sustained minor injuries.

Video footage taken by a drive recorder from a nearby vehicle showed the collision.

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Shocking. At least he was caught

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Ruining It For Everyone

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Don’t leave the keys in the car!

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@expat this is the best comment i have read on here for quite a while...

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Fire the driver. Unlocked and the keys in it? Special.

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@HarryO, you're 100% correct.... lets see, there are about 3 million foreigners in Japan which would make it around 2.5% of the overall population. Now if that 3 million foreigners were to leave I'll bet overall crime would drop by around 2%.

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I was drunk and don't remember anything

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So, vehicle theft, drink driving, driving on the wrong side of the road, evading police, causing an accident resulting in injury. Suspended sentence for sure.

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