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2017 February 1 - 7 [US FORCES]

Marine in Okinawa arrested for drunk driving

February 6, 2017
Okinawa’s Tomigusuku Police on February 5 arrested a U.S. Marine on the spot on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Reportedly, USMC Lance Corporal Melbin Leonardo Nunez, who is stationed at the U.S. Futenma base, admitted to the allegations.

According to the police, before dawn on the same day, Nunez, 20, was stopped at a traffic checkpoint on a Naha City road. The police detected more than three times the legal limit of alcohol on his breath. The suspect said he was a construction worker at first, but was later found to be a U.S. Marine.

Past related articles:
> US soldier in Okinawa arrested for drunk driving [December 30, 2016]
> US marine in Okinawa arrested for shoplifting [December 19, 2016]
> Okinawa Police arrest two US Marines for drunk driving in 4-hour period [December 5, 2016]
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