SENDAI (Kyodo) A 27-year-old man was sentenced Monday to the maximum 20 years in prison for killing three pedestrians and injuring 15 others while driving under the influence of alcohol.

Hikari Sato, 27, received the sentence at the Sendai District Court for reckless driving. The incident occurred in Tagajo, Miyagi Prefecture, on the morning of May 22.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.