Two U.S servicemen nabbed for drinking and driving

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Okinawan police nabbed two U.S. service members on suspicion of driving under influence of alcohol in separate incidents on Sunday.

In Chatan, Okinawa City Police arrested 35-year-old Army Sergeant First Class Gerald Preston on suspicion of driving under influence early Sunday morning.

According to police, they stopped Preston around 2:50 a.m. while he was driving his car on Road 23 at Ihei, Chatan.  A subsequent breathalyzer test showed about three times the legal limit of alcohol in his breath. Preston has admitted to the charges.

Naha City Police arrested a 30-year-old Staff Sergeant Dane Castello from Camp Kinser on suspicion of driving after drinking around 7:25 a.m. in Makishi, Naha.  Castello also has admitted to the charges.  A breathalyzer test detected twice the legal limit of alcohol in his breath.

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