Man gets 8 years in prison over fatal driving spree
Japan Today -- Jan 16
A 38-year-old man who drove his car onto the sidewalk in Tokyo's Ikebukuro district on June 24, 2014, killing one pedestrian and injuring six others, was sentenced to eight years in prison by the Tokyo District Court on Friday.

Prosecutors had sought 10 years in prison for the defendant, Keiji Nagura.

The car jumped the curb at about 8 p.m. and went along the sidewalk for about 20 meters, hitting seven people, before running into a telephone booth. One of the seven, a Chinese woman in her 20s, did not recover consciousness and died in hospital.

The court heard that Nagura, who is from Saitama Prefecture, was pulled from the front passenger's seat in a dazed condition, Fuji TV reported. He admitted to police that he had inhaled a hallucinogenic herb shortly before the incident.

東京・池袋で危険ドラッグを吸って車を運転し、7人を死傷させた罪に問われた38歳の­男に東京地裁は懲役8年の判決を言い渡しました。 名倉佳司被告はおととし、池袋の繁華街で危険ドラッグを吸って車を運転し、7人を死傷­させた罪に問われています。
News sources: Japan Today, ANNnewsCH
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