Former TOKIO member Yamaguchi Tatsuya, probably most known around these parts for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old after giving her alcohol and then being righteously shit on by his former members, has now been arrested after getting into an accident while drunk driving his motorcycle.
Yamaguchi, 48, is suspected of driving a motorcycle under the influence of alcohol, investigative sources said. He was arrested in Tokyo’s Nerima Ward after colliding with a car waiting at a traffic light around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. He was on his way to a friend’s houseand admitted that he was responsible for the accident under the influence. A driver in the car who called the police and Yamaguchi were not injured in the incident. The police arrested Yamaguchi after he failed a breathalyzer test.
There was video released of the incident, and because he was on the motorcycle, he’s quite frankly just lucky to have not gotten killed by oncoming traffic.
Regarding the sexual assault, he didn’t face criminal charges after the settlement talked about at his press conference and subsequent withdrawal of the report.
The prosecutors did not indict him, however, as, according to other sources, the girl was believed to have withdrawn her victim report.
Not sure punishment is really gonna do anything, honestly. He should definitely get some, but unless he gets help for what is clearly a drinking problem, I don’t think anything is gonna change here.