Former Japan soccer international Takayuki Morimoto was arrested Tuesday for driving while intoxicated and causing an accident in Paraguay, where he recently signed for first-division side Sportivo Luqueno, local media reported.

Takayuki Morimoto. (Getty/Kyodo)

According to local news reports, which were later confirmed by the Japanese Embassy in Paraguay, witnesses in the capital city Asuncion saw Morimoto crash into a motorcycle with his car and leave the scene without helping the injured rider.

The embassy said the 32-year-old forward was released on bail. Local media said he has offered to pay the rider's medical bills and other accident-related damages.

Morimoto signed a one-year deal with Luqueno last month after leaving Greek third-division club AEP Kozanis.

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