Former Miyagi police chief caught driving drunk


Miyagi prefectural police said Monday that a former police chief was caught in the act of driving while drunk in the early hours of Sunday morning.

According to police, a resident of Izumigaoka called 119 to report a possible sick person in a car, NTV reported. When emergency personnel arrived at the scene, the driver started his car and took off. Police were notified and stopped the car about 10 minutes later, NTV reported.

The driver was identified as Yoshiro Takahashi, 65, a former police chief at the Izumi police station in Izumigaoka. Police said that Takahashi had alcohol on his breath and arrested him for drunk driving.

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Another day another copper (former Copper) breaking the law just the norm here , there is no crime here its just normality it seems.

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Aren't policemen suppose to be role models for society?

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Thumbs up if you have ZERO respect for the Japanese police....

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2 criminal (ex-)police stories in one day?

Thumbs up if you think Japanese police have ZERO respect for the laws they're supposed to uphold

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Is that three stories so far today with the keystones?

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I'm starting to wonder if most of all the petty crimes that are done in Japan, are committed by the keystones....hmmmmm

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Japan Today should post some stories of J-cops doing good. They can't all be bad, can they?

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They can't all be bad, can they?

Exactly - at least some of them are busy enforcing the laws against other officers.

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At least they aren't above the law.

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gotta love least its not like the US or Australia where cops are trying to shoot everyone upholding the law for the wealthy 1 % and trying to treat lawmaking as a business and rip off everyday citizens with infringments etc....

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The article is rather stilted. Driving under the influence is not quite the same as "driving drunk". If you have half a beer and drive, you will smell of alcohol and be DUI. But only a complete lightweight would be "driving drunk".

Its sad that the article has dispensed with the usual blood alcohol reading or statements of how much was drunk.

Its also sad that it seems that a man who was trying to sleep it off in the car was awoken by sirens and seems to have only drove off for that.

I often sleep in my car, and many times I have been told by cops that I have to move, even if I am down by a lonely river or something. I have not been told to move after drinking, but somehow, I doubt they would care if I had. In fact I can totally see them demanding I move the car, and when I do, bust me for DUI. I don't trust the J-cops by experience. Why should the chief?

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Its sad that the article has dispensed with the usual blood alcohol reading or statements of how much was drunk.

While that might have made this article more informative, it is not necessary as for all intents and purposes drinking alcohol and driving is illegal in Japan. I think it is a pretty good law, too.

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