A 29-year-old Saitama prefectural policeman from the Tokorozawa police station has been charged with riding his motorcycle while under the influence of alcohol.
Prefectural police said the officer had been dismissed and his case sent to prosecutors, TBS reported Saturday. According to investigators, on Aug 5, the officer consumed five 500 ml cans of chuhai alcohol while on duty at the police station.
He then rode his motorbike to a traffic stop about seven kilometers away, where he was on duty. However, another police officer noticed that he was still drinking and reported his behavior.
The officer was quoted by police as saying that he started drinking due to the stress of his job, TBS reported.© Japan Today