Police said Monday they have arrested a 24-year-old man after he dragged a 51-year-old man 50 meters with his car, causing him to sustain a broken right leg and other injuries, before colliding with two other vehicles and fleeing the scene.
According to police, the driver, who has been named as Ryo Tsukise, was driving his Mercedes Benz through Hachioji in suburban Tokyo, at around 2 a.m. Saturday when he stopped his car at a traffic signal, NTV reported. While stopped, police say Tsukise became embroiled in an argument with the 51-year-old. He then allegedly accelerated rapidly from the location while the man was holding his door, causing the man to be dragged along the road.
Tsukise's car then collided with a station wagon and a taxi, which caused the taxi driver to sustain minor injuries, NTV reported. He was later identified by his vehicle's license plate and arrested on a charge of attempted murder. During police questioning, Tsukise was quoted as saying that he has no memory of what happened. Police did not say if he was intoxicated at the time of the incident.© Japan Today