A 37-year-old Tochigi prefectural policeman has been arrested on suspicion of causing an accident while operating a vehicle intoxicated, and then fleeing the scene.
According to police, the arrested officer, Takashi Sasaki, is based at Sano police station, Sankei Shimbun reported.
Police said the incident occurred at around 5:40 p.m. on Monday. Sasaki, who was not on duty at the time, was driving a car under the influence of alcohol and collided into the rear of a halted vehicle on a road in Horigome-cho, Sano City. He drove away and failed to report the accident.
A witness reported the accident, leading to Sasaki’s arrest at around 3 a.m. on Tuesday.© Japan Today