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Carabinieri cited two airmen for traffic violations and violating Italy's coronavirus restrictions after watching them race each other along a prominent road about a 10-minute drive from Aviano Air Base.
Carabinieri cited two airmen for traffic violations and violating Italy's coronavirus restrictions after watching them race each other along a prominent road about a 10-minute drive from Aviano Air Base. (djedj/Pixabay)

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy — A U.S. service member stationed at Aviano was arrested after police said he raced another car through multiple red lights while drunk, an Italian TV station reported.

The unidentified 22-year-old service member drove his Mercedes through a Carabinieri checkpoint in Porcia, where he was pulled over Monday night, Telefriuli reported. A breath alcohol test registered twice the .05 legal limit, police told Telefriuli.

The service member had been racing another driver in a Chevrolet who got away, the station reported. Police are investigating to identify the other driver.

Aviano Air Base officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday.

The service member, who lives in Fontanafredda, was also charged with violating coronavirus containment measures after saying he spent the evening at a friend’s house, police told Telefriuli.

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