Navy sailor officially charged in wrong-way DUI crash in Okinawa

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Aimee Mejia, a Navy petty officer second class assigned to Navy Munitions Command at Kadena Air Base, has been accused of driving drunk and crashing into two cars while going the wrong way on an Okinawa highway and could face up to 15 years in prison. Chiyomi Sumida/Stars and Stripes
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Aimee Mejia, a Navy petty officer second class assigned to Navy Munitions Command at Kadena Air Base, has been accused of driving drunk and crashing into two cars while going the wrong way on an Okinawa highway and could face up to 15 years in prison. Chiyomi Sumida/Stars and Stripes

Navy sailor officially charged in wrong-way DUI crash in Okinawa

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published: June 28, 2016
 CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Charges have been filed against a Navy sailor whose wrong-way crash triggered sweeping travel and alcohol restrictions for servicemembers on Okinawa.
 
Aimee Mejia, a 21-year-old Navy petty officer second class assigned to the Navy Munitions Command at Kadena Air Base, was charged with dangerous driving resulting in injuries Friday by the Naha District Public Prosecutor’s Office, an office spokesman said. If convicted, she could face up to 15 years in prison under Japanese law.
 
Mejia was arrested June 4 after driving the wrong way down an Okinawa highway and crashing into two vehicles, injuring two people, police said. A Breathalyzer tested Mejia’s blood-alcohol level at 0.18, six times Japan’s legal limit.
 
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