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A 43-year-old Sri Lankan man had been arrested today on suspicion of stealing a taxi and reckless driving resulting in injury by crashing into a car as he fled from police, Japanese Police said.

According to police, the incident occurred at 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, Fuji TV reported. Police said the suspect, who was drunk when apprehended, got into the taxi and drove away after the driver had left the vehicle.

A police car pursued him along a national highway. The taxi then veered across the center line and drove on the wrong side of the road for approximately two kilometers, before colliding with a small car waiting for the traffic signal at an intersection. The two passengers in the car sustained minor injuries.

Video footage taken by a drive recorder from a nearby vehicle showed the collision. (Japan Today)

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  • bul Tuesday, 30 October 2018 06:21 PM

    Gama kanawa....should be deported

    Sammy Tuesday, 30 October 2018 07:11 PM

    Rata kanawa!

    Hodha Hitha Tuesday, 30 October 2018 06:26 PM

    It's nothing. In Sri Lanka it's happening everywhere

    GH Tuesday, 30 October 2018 06:46 PM

    Unlike SL, Japan is the country that has strict LAW AND ORDER policy which no politician can breach.

    Dee Tuesday, 30 October 2018 06:29 PM

    What's a taxi compared to a democracy? Same thing happened here, in a different way!

    Laminate Wednesday, 31 October 2018 09:18 AM

    Wow! What a great act, by a fellow Sri Lankan!

    Ahmed Wednesday, 31 October 2018 09:53 AM

    no wonder sri lankan passport is one of the worst passports in the world. visa rules will get more tough on sri lankans with activities like this

    lafiri Wednesday, 31 October 2018 10:08 AM

    Typically Sri Lankan.... Surely a relative of a politician.


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