A 42-year-old man was arrested for using illegal stimulants on Saturday after he drove his car along the tracks of the JR Soya line in the town of Nakagawa, police said Sunday.
Police said Katsuyuki Mogami, an unemployed resident of Wakkanai City, drove onto the train tracks just after 6.30 a.m. Saturday morning and proceeded about 200 meters south down the line. A single-carriage train with no passengers on board collided with the car, but the driver was not injured nor was Mogami, who had left his vehicle. Three trains bound for Wakkanai were delayed as a result of the collision.
Police said they took a urine sample from Mogami during questioning after suspecting he may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The test returned a positive result for illegal stimulants.
Mogami has denied taking any drugs, and told police he mistook the train line for a road.© News reports