Police in Tokyo have arrested a 52-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder and drunk driving after he assaulted a police officer who asked him to stop his vehicle.
According to police, Fumiaki Miyahara, whose occupation and address are unknown, drove through an intersection in Taito Ward on the evening of Oct 9, Sankei Shimbun reported. A police officer in his 20s noticed that Miyahara made a traffic violation and asked him to stop his vehicle. Miyahara hit the officer and drove off with the officer on the car's hood before stopping.
The officer fell off and suffered a leg injury.
Police said Miyahara was given a breathalyzer which showed he was above the legal limit for alcohol.
In addition to driving under the influence, Miyahara did not have a driver's license. He was quoted as saying he panicked and hit the officer because he wanted to get away.© Japan Today