US military spouse held by Okinawa police for alleged DUI
Stars and Stripes November 7, 2022
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A service member’s spouse was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving following a crash Friday that injured another driver, according to Japanese police.
Okinawa police alleged that Kishalyn Livingston, 38, rear-ended a vehicle stopped for a red light around 1:15 a.m. Friday on Route 58 in the Kuwae area of Chatan, a police spokesman told Stars and Stripes by phone on Monday.
Police officers nearby heard the crash and rushed to the scene, the spokesman said. They reported that Livingston was shouting and “clearly drunk.” She was still in police custody Monday, the spokesman said.
The other driver was taken to a local hospital and treated for backaches, the spokesman said.
Livingston refused to take a Breathalyzer test at the time of her arrest, the spokesman said. Police took a blood sample eight hours later and, using a formula, determined her blood-alcohol level at the time of the incident was 0.24%, eight times Japan’s legal limit of 0.03%.
Police said Livingston admits striking the vehicle but denies driving drunk. Police have not yet decided whether to refer the case for prosecution.
Police did not know the branch with which Livingston’s spouse serves.