Kadena airman arrested on suspicion of DUI

A 20-year-old airman stationed on Kadena Air Base was arrested on suspicion of driving under influence, Sunday morning.

Ginowan Police arrested Shawn Tress after his car hit a mini car that had stopped at a traffic light in Ojana on Highway 58, around 6 a.m. No one in the mini car was injured in the collision.

A breathalyzer test showed that the airman had about three times the limit alcohol in his breath. However, when questioned he denied being under the influence, and insisted that although he had drunk alcohol the night before, “I slept it away and can’t be under the influence any more.”