Police in Tokyo have arrested a Minato Ward assemblyman on suspicion of beating a taxi driver.
The suspect, Daisuke Akasaka, 44, has admitted to the crime and said he lost his temper because the driver wouldn't go the way he told him to, Fuji TV reported.
According to police, the incident occurred at around midnight on July 14. Akasaka said he had been drinking before he got into the taxi.
A quarrel erupted between the assemblyman and the taxi driver over the route the driver had taken. After paying the fare, Akasaka got out and kicked the car. When the driver got out, Akasaka began beating him. Police said the driver suffered minor neck injuries in the altercation.© Japan Today