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U.S. troops in Japan banned from drinking alcohol after fatal crash

U.S. troops in Japan banned from drinking alcohol after fatal crash

U.S. military personnel in Okinawa have been restricted to base and banned from drinking alcohol after a Marine was arrested in connection with a vehicle crash that killed a Japanese man.

Police on the southern Japanese island arrested 21-year-old Nicholas James-McLean late Sunday on suspicion of negligent driving resulting in injury or death and driving under the influence of alcohol, said Kazuhiko Miyagi of the Okinawa police.

He confirmed that a breath test indicated James-McLean had an alcohol level that was three times the legal limit. The Marine was slightly injured, Miyagi said.

Hidemasa Taira, 61, who was driving a small truck, died in the Sunday morning crash in...

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