U.S. Marine charged in fatal crash in Japan

Nov. 19: A Japanese driver's damaged vehicle is placed at a police station in Naha, Okinawa.

The U.S. military banned all of its personnel in Japan from drinking after a Japanese driver was killed in a Sunday collision with a 21-year-old Marine whose blood-alcohol level reportedly measured three times the legal limit. Police on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa arrested the Marine, Nicholas James-McLean, on suspicion of negligent driving resulting in injury or death and driving under the influence of alcohol. The accident was expected to stoke opposition to the already-controversial presence of 25,000 American troops on Okinawa, where there have been previous complaints of crimes and crowding involving U.S. soldiers. All U.S. personnel on Okinawa were ordered to stay on base or in their homes.

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