Marine arrested for speeding, driving under influence

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A U.S. Marine was nabbed by a police patrol for speeding on Okinawa Expressway near Ishikawa exit, Nov. 27, and then found to be drunk to boot.

According to Okinawa Traffic Police, Cpl. Jarold Smith was driving 112 kph on the expressway where the speed limit is 80 kph. When the police questioned Smith after he was stopped they noticed strong smell of alcohol, and administered a breathalyzer test that showed Smith had four times the legal limit of alcohol in his breath, and he was arrested on suspicion of driving under influence.

The suspect acknowledged the speeding but denied driving under the influence saying, “I drank wine but I am sure alcohol isn’t in my system any more.”

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