Morimoto is arrested in Paraguay for failure to help and test positive

The Japanese starred in an accident with a motorcycle in Paraguay and left the scene without helping the victim. Later, he tested positive for alcohol.


Takayuki Morimoto's adventure in Paraguay has not started as well as it should. The veteran Japanese footballer, who signed for Sportivo Luqueño last February, was arrested this Tuesday by the Paraguayan police after starring in a traffic accident.

Morimoto, who was traveling in his truck, collided with a motorcycle and did not stop to help the victim, but instead left the scene. As the police themselves confirmed through Commissioner Luis Goiburú, the Japanese player tested positive after undergoing the alcohol test with a result of 0.41 mg.

The Japanese embassy confirmed that Morimoto has already been released and several media claim that the player himself has offered to pay the medical bills of the motorist as well as the vehicles involved.

Takayuki Morimoto became the youngest player to score a goal in the J-League in 2004, with just 15 years in the ranks of Tokyo Verdy. The forward played for Catania and Novara in Italy, Al-Nasr in the United Arab Emirates, and JEF United Chiba, Kawasaki Frontale and Avispa Fukuoka in Japan before his last team before leaving for the Paraguayan league. , Greek AEP Kozanis.

The case was left in the hands of the Paraguayan authorities, who could even make the decision to ban Morimoto from playing in the country when the Japanese footballer has not yet been able to make his debut in an official match.

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