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Lawyer arrested on suspicion of drunk driving

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Police in Kyoto have arrested a 53-year-old man on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol on Sunday.

According to police, Tsutomu Kawano, a lawyer residing in Kita Ward, was driving home from a night out when his vehicle rear-ended a car that was waiting at a red light in Shimogyo Ward at around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sankei Shimbun reported.

Kawano immediately contacted the police and reported the accident. When officers arrived at the scene, they administered a breathalyzer test on the lawyer and detected a blood alcohol level above the legal limits.

The driver in the rear-ended car, a 50-year-old man, suffered no visible injuries, police said.

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The word suspicion does not translate well with breatherlizing test equipment obviously.

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They just give away the full name of the offender.

Guess he'll never be able to defend drink &drive cases again.

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When officers arrived at the scene, they administered a breathalyzer test on the lawyer and detected a blood alcohol level above the legal limits.

Well, it's hardly "suspicion" is it?

They got him square and fair!

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a lawyer in a fender bender drunk driving is national news?

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a lawyer in a fender bender drunk driving is national news?

Lol.

What is the legal blood limit here? Isn't it super low. I bet you could get nailed even if you had a few drinks the night before.

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Idiot. He's not supposed to be out drinking he's supposed to be staying at home and avoiding places like pubs and clubs. Then he's DUI and gets in an accident. Idiot. Disbar.

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He drunk... they suspect him of driving ?

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Dango bong:

a lawyer in a fender bender drunk driving is national news?

Yep, that is the kind of country we live in here. Yet, there are posters here who will jumpo on any crime story and tell us how crime-ridden Japan is.

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@Mike

.03 is Driving Under the Influence.

.08 is Driving While Intoxicated.

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And he's educated and licensed to know better. So it's OK for him to drive drunk but not you? Disbar him and put him in the can!

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If he's a good lawyer he should be able to get off light. Doesn't say what his blood alcohol level was. Funny that he would contact the police given the circumstances.

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Yep, that is the kind of country we live in here. Yet, there are posters here who will jumpo on any crime story and tell us how crime-ridden Japan is.

Have to agree. Reading about security guards getting shot in the head just for asking someone to put on a mask makes me happy we don't have to deal with that kind of madness in this country.

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