Airman arrested on suspicion of DUI

Okinawa City Police arrested a 27-year-old U.S. Air Force technical sergeant on suspicion of driving under influence in Mihama, Chatan Town early Monday morning.

According to police, a police patrol apprehended the airman after seeing his car swerving erratically on the road about 04:30 on July 4th. When stopped, police say they smelled alcohol in his breath, but the airman insists that he had not been drinking. The breathalyzer test showed the alcohol level in his breath slightly above the legal limit.

This is the first arrest of a U.S. Military serviceman since the period of mourning and restrictions on drinking ended less than a week ago on Jun. 28th.

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