A 31-year-old man in Koga, Ibaraki Prefecture, has been arrested on suspicion of violating the Road Traffic Law after he let a young boy take hold of the steering wheel of car he was driving.
Police said that the incident came to light when the driver, Shinichi Otsuka, a plumber, posted a video of the incident on the internet on June 12, Fuji TV reported.
Police said Otsuka admitted to letting the child take hold of the steering wheel, while perched on his lap, as they drove along a street at around 3 p.m. on June 6.
However, he has denied the charge, saying that he did not know that he was committing a crime. Police did not say if the boy was Otsuka's son.
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