Hitomi Yoshizawa, a former member of the J-pop all-girl idol group «Morning Musume,» was arrested Thursday for injuring two people while driving under the influence of alcohol in an alleged hit-and-run incident, investigative sources said.
Yoshizawa, 33, ran a red light at around 7 a.m. in Tokyo’s Nakano Ward and hit a bicyclist with her vehicle, injuring a pedestrian nearby as well. She left the scene without reporting the incident, according to the sources.
Yoshizawa made her debut as a member of «Morning Musume» in 2000 and served as a PR ambassador for her hometown — Miyoshi in Saitama Prefecture — after leaving the idol group in 2007.
Last September, Yoshizawa was involved in another traffic accident in which the car she was driving collided with another vehicle.
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