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Lawmaker beats up taxi driver for taking the longer way to destination

By Mason White 7:21 AM September 1, 2016
Daisuke Akasaka 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A lawmaker in Japan, became extremely angry at a taxi driver for taking him to his destination via the longer way, causing an increase in the fare.

Tokyo police said that they have arrested 44-year-old Daisuke Akasaka, an assemblyman in the Minato Ward, after being accused of kicking the taxi and hitting the driver following a dispute.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Tuesday around 12:00 a.m. Akasaka admitted to drinking alcoholic beverages before he got into the taxi to take him home.

He then told the driver to take the short way to his home, but the lawmaker was taken the longer route. Akasaka became extremely angry.

He got out of the vehicle and kicked one of the doors. When the taxi driver came out of the vehicle, the assembly man beat him up.

The driver suffered minor injuries.