Woman Marine nabbed for DUI in Naha on Saturday

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Naha Police arrested 21-year-old Marine Cpl. Heidi Ayala stationed on MCAS Futenma, Saturday, on suspicion of drinking and driving in Naha City. Ayala is also suspected of hitting a police car and leaving the scene of an accident.

According to Naha Police, Ayala hit a police car when she made a U-turn on a street about 6 a.m. on Jul. 11th, and then ran away from the scene. When the police caught her, a breathalyzer test showed almost four times the legal limit of alcohol in her breath.

She has admitted to the DUI case but denies hitting the police car. “I hit the curbstone when I made the U-turn, but I did not hit the police car,” she reportedly insists.

Three passengers who were in the car with Ayala have insisted during to police questioning, “We did not know she had drunk alcohol.”

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