32-year-old single mother known as a “habitual offender” was unable to stop taking drugs and was involved in a traffic accident, resulting in her newborn baby suffering severe skull fractures. No. 》 (HBC News Hokkaido) – Yahoo News
- Woman Accused of Doping: Tsugumi Osaki, 32, unemployed, from Tomakomai City, Hokkaido. In 2018, she was convicted of violating the anti-doping law, and she has been accused of doping again. She denied the allegations at the initial trial.
- Accident Leading to the Discovery: Around 2 am on September 4, 2023, a small bus driven by Osaki collided with a utility pole. A 2-month-old baby in the vehicle suffered severe head injuries. The infant was found unrestrained in a child seat placed at the bottom of the front passenger seat.
- Evidence of Doping: Osaki’s urine test showed a reaction to methamphetamine. A small bag containing a trace amount of methamphetamine powder was found on a table in the bedroom.
- Suspected Reckless Driving Causing Injury: The police re-arrested Osaki on suspicion of reckless driving causing injury, but at the time of the accident, she was under the influence of stimulants and unable to drive normally. However, no further action was taken, and the focus of the trial was solely on the violation of the anti-doping law.
- Current Condition of the Baby: After about 2 months of hospitalization, the baby was taken in by Osaki’s relatives and is being raised by them. Osaki is divorced and lives with her two daughters. She is receiving welfare assistance.