An airman assigned to Kadena Air Base was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in Chatan, Okinawa, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. COURTESY OF PIXABAY
An airman assigned to Kadena Air Base was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in Chatan, Okinawa, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. COURTESY OF PIXABAY

Okinawa-based airman arrested in suspected drunken-driving crash that injured two

by Matthew M. Burke and Aya Ichihashi
Stars and Stripes

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — An airman assigned to Kadena Air Base was arrested early Wednesday on suspicion of drunken driving after his vehicle rear-ended a motorcycle and injured two people, police said Thursday.

Senior Airman Zachary Lamont Ransom, 26, was taken into custody at about 4:45 a.m. after the incident while driving north on Route 58 at Mihama in Chatan, said Okinawa Police Station deputy chief Hirotoshi Iha. Two people on the motorcycle suffered minor injuries to their arms.

When police arrived and administered a Breathalyzer test, the Ransom’s blood-alcohol content was nearly twice Japan’s legal limit of 0.03 percent, Iha said.

All 50 U.S. states have set 0.08 as the legal limit for driving under the influence or driving while impaired.

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