Police in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, have arrested a 35-year-old man on suspicion of violating the Road Traffic Law after he organized a mass rally of motorcyclists and drivers.
According to police, Kazunari Shindo, a self-professed construction worker, led the convoy along National Route 134 from Kamakura City to Zushi City from 9:20 p.m. on May 8, Sankei Shimbun reported. The convoy consisted of about 200 motorcycles and passenger vehicles.
The group also traveled along a road near the coastline, which has become notoriously famous for many hot-rodding incidents. Residents in the area have repeatedly complained to police.
Shindo, who is believed to be the group’s leader, was was quoted by police as stating, “I was driving with my friends and others, but I am not aware of any reckless driving by any of us.”© Japan Today