PressTV-US puts alcohol ban on troops in Japan after fatal crash

All American military forces in Japan have been banned from buying and consuming alcohol following a deadly road crash caused by a drunk US Marine in Okinawa, a tropical island prefecture rife with deep anti-US sentiments.

Nicholas James-McLean, 20, was driving a US military truck under influence of alcohol in Naha, the main city on the southern Japanese island, late on Sunday, when he crashed into another vehicle, resulting in the death of its driver Hidemasa Taira, 61, said Kazuhiko Miyagi of the Okinawa police.

Miyagi confirmed that a breath test indicated James-McLean had an alcohol level that was three times the legal limit.

The US Marine, who was reportedly driving on the wrong side of the road, sustained light injuries in the crash.

A damaged vehicle, whose driver was killed in accident caused by a drunk US Marine, is placed at a police station in Naha, Okinawa, southern Japan Sunday, November 19, 2017. (Photo by AP)

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