U.S. Navy bans drinking on Okinawa after sailor charged with drunken driving

June 6, 2016 11:37 PM

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U.S. Navy bans drinking on Okinawa after sailor charged with drunken driving

TOKYO — The U.S. Navy on Monday banned its sailors on the Japanese island of Okinawa from drinking alcohol, both on and off base, and placed tight restrictions on their movement after a sailor was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Aimee Mejia was arrested after she was involved in a crash on Okinawa’s main island this weekend, in the midst of a month-long curfew imposed on U.S. service members after the arrest of an American contractor on murder-related charges.

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