Police on Monday arrested a man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run incident that took place in Tokyo's Adachi Ward on Saturday. The 28-year-old man, who runs a kickboxing gym, allegedly ran into a motorcyclist with his car at an intersection at around 2:30 a.m. Saturday.
The motorcyclist was taken to hospital but died eight hours later due to head injuries, police said. The suspect, identified as Shoji Shibaizuma, was quoted by police as saying: "I knew I'd hit something but I drove away without checking what it was."
Police believe he may have been over the legal drinking limit when the incident took place. An acquaintance in the car with Shibaizuma at the time of the collision told police, "We were drinking together nearby just before the crash."© News reports