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U.S. service member arrested on DUI charge

  • September 1, 2019
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo , p. 33
  • JMH Translation

On Aug. 31, the Okinawa Police Station arrested a 22-year-old sergeant affiliated with the U.S. Marine Corps’ Camp Kinser for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) on National Route 58 in Chatan Town. The charge is violation of the Road Traffic Act (DUI). The suspect said that the reading on the breath analyzer did not match the amount of alcohol he had consumed, denying the charges.


The allegation is that at around 4:20 a.m. on Aug. 31 on National Route 58 in Hamagawa, Chatan Town, the suspect was driving under the influence of alcohol (five times the legal limit of 0.15 mg/liter of exhalation).


According to the Okinawa Police, the suspect’s car rear-ended the vehicle in front. The police officer called to the scene noticed that the suspect was drunk. The driver of the vehicle rear-ended was not injured. There were passengers in the suspect’s car, but they apparently were not present when the police officer arrived.  (Slightly abridged)

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