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Tokyo: Korean national arrested for possession of marijuana after car chase ends in crash

Cho Sung-hwan
Cho Sung-hwan (Twitter)

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 21-year-old Korean national for the alleged possession of marijuana after a pursuit ended in an accident in Shibuya Ward early Wednesday, reports TV Asahi (Feb. 22).

At around 1:00 a.m., officers gave chase after Cho Sung-hwan sped off in his vehicle during voluntary questioning.

Over the course of about 1.6 kilometers, Cho crashed his car head-on into another vehicle. Police subsequently discovered a minuscule amount of marijuana in Cho’s possession.

“I was scared, so I took off,” the suspect was quoted by police.

According to police, another person was inside the suspect’t vehicle at the time of the incident. Police believe he has since fled overseas.