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Komazawa University: Masahiro Ogura could be in hot water for DUI/speeding incident two years ago

by on Dec.07, 2011 @ 8:12 pm, under College

The media learned on Tuesday that Komazawa University baseball manager Masahiro Ogura had his drivers license suspended for two years after he was caught speeding and driving under the influence in Okinawa in June 2009.  According to reports, the university did not find out about the incident until last December, about a year and half after the fact, and as punishment, gave Ogura a severe warning and a ten-day suspension from baseball activities in February.

Earlier today, the All Japan University Baseball Federation received a report from the Komazawa University baseball department, via the Tohto University Baseball League, but turned it down due to insufficient information and issued a request to have the report re-filed.  Depending on how the Federation handles the things, the case could end up being decided by the Japan Student Baseball Association in January next year, leaving open the possibility of a severe punishment.

Ogura was in Okinawa on baseball-related business in June 2009.  He apparently did not inform the university of the incident because he thought he received the necessary punishment (license suspension) from local authorities.