Marine arrested for driving drunk

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Naha Police arrested a 24-year-old Marine on suspicion of drunk driving Saturday afternoon.

Naha Police say they arrested LCpl. Eric Lopez, who is stationed on Camp Kinser, after he was involved in a collision on a one-way street near Miebashi monorail station about 4:25 p.m. on Saturday. Police say that Lopez had driven the one-way street wrong way against the traffic, and collided with a motorcycle driven by a 54-year-old local man. The man suffered a minor injury on his knee.

When the police arrived at the scene, they detected smell of alcohol in Lopez’s breath. The breathalyzer test showed four times the legal limit of alcohol in his breath and he was arrested.

When questioned Lopez has refused to talk demanding to have a lawyer first. Police also say he tried to leave the scene when the police arrived.

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