Police in Obu, Aichi Prefecture, have arrested a 55-year-old man on suspicion of assaulting a 75-year-old taxi driver on Thursday.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 11:40 p.m. Police said Kazunori Nagasawa, who works for a division of the Aichi Prefectural Police Department in Kariya, asked the driver to stop the taxi, then grabbed him by the collar and shook him violently, Kyodo News reported. A passerby called 110.
Police said Nagasawa had been out drinking since 6 p.m. at three pubs in Nagoya, the first with about 40 colleagues, before going to the second and third pubs with two colleagues. He was in the taxi on his way home when the trouble started.
Police quoted Nagasawa as saying he can’t remember what happened.
Police said the taxi driver was not seriously injured.© Japan Today