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2018 April 11 - 17 [US FORCES]

US soldier in Okinawa sentenced to 4 years in prison for drunken driving accident that resulted in fatal casualty

April 12, 2018
The Naha District Court on April 11 sentenced a U.S. marine to four years in prison for a drunken driving crash that killed an Okinawan man.

According to the court, the incident took place on November 19, 2017 in Naha City.

Nicholas James-Mclean, 22, who is deployed to U.S. Camp Kinser in Okinawa’s Urasoe City, drove a U.S. military vehicle under the influence of alcohol, entered the intersection of a national road when the light was red, and proceeded through the intersection. His car collided head-on with a small pick-up truck, killing the 61-year-old driver.

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The Yamaguchi Police on April 11 arrested a U.S. soldier stationed at the U.S. Marine Iwakuni Base (Yamaguchi Pref.) on the spot for illegal possession of lock picking tools.

The police said that the 21-year-old corporal was detected possessing lock picking tools in violation of the law at Iwakuni Airport. The corporal admitted to the charge.

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