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2017 February 22 - 28 [US FORCES]

US seaman arrested for drunk driving in Okinawa

February 27, 2017
The Okinawa Police on February 26 apprehended a Petty Officer First Class assigned to the U.S. Yokosuka Naval Base in Kanagawa Prefecture on suspicion of drunk driving.

At around 1:00 a.m. on February 26, a police officer spotted a car turning left without flashing a signal in Okinawa’s Chatan Town and ordered it to pull over. As the driver reeked of alcohol, the policeman conducted a breath test. It detected alcohol at nearly four times the legal limit.

According to the police, the suspect drank beer and tequila until around 11:00 p.m. on the previous day and then drove the car, believing that he already sobered up.

The seaman was visiting Okinawa during his holidays.

Past related article:
> Marine in Okinawa arrested for drunk driving [February 6, 2017]
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