Japan police arrest US airman in Okinawa
Global Post -- Feb 11
Japanese police said Monday they have detained a US airman in Okinawa for allegedly causing a car accident while driving drunk, the latest in a series of arrests of American servicemen in the country.
Two drunken US sailors were arrested for trespassing last month after allegedly breaking a night-time curfew imposed last year following the gang-rape of a Japanese woman.
Eric Simmons, 41, who is stationed at the US Air Force's Kadena base in central Okinawa, allegedly drove a car under the influence of alcohol late Sunday and caused a pileup, an Okinawa police spokesman said.
No one was injured.
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