NAHA, Okinawa — A Camp Foster Marine was in Okinawa police custody Friday, under investigation for driving under the influence of alcohol and hit and run, a police spokesman said.
Sgt. Zaman Umair, 24, was arrested at 12:40 a.m. Friday in the Ameku district of Naha.
He was arrested after a short car chase by the driver of a truck Umair allegedly hit from behind on Highway 58.
Police said the truck driver reported she chased after the car after it sped away. Her brother, who was a passenger in her truck, called police on his cell phone.
The truck overtook Umair’s car and pulled to a stop in front it, blocking him until police arrived, the spokesman said.
“Presently the second charge is failing to report an accident,” he said. “But it could be changed to hit-and-run if the driver or the passenger of the truck are proved to have been suffered from any injuries, such as neck sprain.”
Police are expected to refer the DUI charge to the Naha District Public Prosecutor’s Office on Saturday, the spokesman said.