Drunk-Driving U.S. Marine Kills Old Man “No More Alcohol”


A US marine has been arrested for killing an elderly Okinawan man with his drunken driving, their curfew seemingly doing nothing to stop the intermittent rampage of US forces on the island.

The 21-year-old marine was driving a two-ton military truck and collided with the mini-truck of a 61-year-old man at 0500, the marine’s alcohol blood levels being three times Japan’s legal limit of 0.03% – and a witness also claims that the marine ran a red light.

The victim was hit from the opposite direction whilst turning and was rushed to a hospital after the impact; unfortunately he later died at the hospital – Japan’s foreign ministry on the matter:

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan, expressed its deep regret over this incident and requested that discipline would be strengthened and that measures would be taken to prevent recurrence.”

Yet another salvo of apologies were offered by Lawrence Nicholson, commanding general of the U.S. Marine Forces Japan:

“I would like to convey my deepest regret and sincere condolences to the family and friends of the Okinawan man who died as a result of this accident. We are still gathering facts and working with the Japanese authorities who are investigating the accident and its causes.”



As a result of the accident (sure to trigger yet more conflict between Okinawan citizens and the 47,000 or so US troops stationed there), all US personnel have been forbidden from drinking alcohol – a punishment originally reserved for mostly the navy.

According to Japan’s chief cabinet secretary, Yoshihide Suga, Tokyo immediately issued a complaint after the drunk-driving accident came to light and demanded that the US military enforce stricter discipline:

“It is extremely regrettable that this accident happened even though the Japanese government has repeatedly asked them for the thorough implementation of preventive measures and enforcement of disciplines.”

With only so many more punishments left to dole out, just how the unruly American forces can be kept under strict enough discipline to keep Okinawans happy seems something of a mystery.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    08:16 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Navy here! Marines are the best of the best of the bottom barrel shit the usa has to offer. Drinking is a huge problem even state side. Worst thing about the bases is yeah sure they get some kind of punishment and curfew but that's all fucking useless garbage. We need legit harsh punishments and IMO even dishonorable discharges even for the disgusting alcoholics. Never an excuse to drink so

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:00 24/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    How about putting this KILLER in PRISON.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:21 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hard even when the job blows. Retards make it even harder for the more civilized people in the forces.

    I wonder if the rain was a boot though? Makes no difference though. Most marines are dipshits anyhow

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:14 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Young Marines. Yes, absolutely. Even I was a dipshit when I was at my first unit, which was in Okinawa...

    I didn't kill, rape, assault, or rob anyone while I was there. It's pretty easy to follow the laws and not be an asshole. Besides, no one wants a physical confrontation wit the JPs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:59 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree with you. Some kind of punishment and curfew really a joke, it's like they're a little kid or something. In this case a drunk soldier just killed someone they should dishonorable discharges and put in jail just like everyone else.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:12 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The curfew and ban on alcohol is for all military members on the island. The guy who committed the crime will likely be sentenced by the Japanese criminal justice system.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:08 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    This coming from someone in the Navy... look at your own service before you criticize others.

    Comment by Anonymous

    You guys in the navy can barely keep from running into other ships. I think your officers have a much bigger problem than Marine officers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:17 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    0.03% is very low as and there is almost almost no declarable impairment at those levels it's barely above the noise floor in the data.
    But .09% is above the .08% and close to the .10% most other countries use and there is often clear impairment at this BAC though it's not grossly drunk as driving sleep deprived can be worse than even this level.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:57 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I believe you are mixing up % and ‰ here. That's a factor of 10. So this guy would have had a blood alcohol level of 0.9‰.

    Comment by Anonymous

    0.03 is what Japan considers impaired. A driver's license is quite expensive to get in Japan because they consider every driver a professional. That said when I was in Okinawa there was a program to get a license for cheaper and faster then a local could.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:07 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Funny how ones visiting the US tend to drive worse than the average American.
    Must be more rote memorization of rules and regulations than actual practice of skills.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:27 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Spoken like a true blue douche from red State who have never left Stateside for anything.

    Their road test is just different, and you will probably fail it on your first try, provided you are a seasoned driver with muscle memory driving on autopilot, not some edgelord dipshit who have yet to test for their first license in their State.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:19 23/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    chill kiddo

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:41 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Might be driving on the other side of the road isn't so easy to get used to

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:44 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    fuck those island monkeys; they're not even Japanese

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:02 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    They feel the same way about you, fucker. Since they were annexed, and lied to die or suicide for your fuck ups, which they were not a party to.

    Unlike them who paid the blood price for it in full, you fuckers who started it with the sneak attack got off relatively lightly, with just some firebombing and 2 nukes on 2nd army HQ and Naval base, and can't stop whining about it ever since.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:56 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    island monkeys are your parents :/

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    Comment by Manuel
    05:06 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    So one drunk guy ruins it for the rest of them? That's not fair man.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:54 22/11/2017 # ! Good (+0.6)

    That's military punishment in a nutshell. One person fucks up, everyone gets punished.

    You expect it when something like this happens.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:06 23/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Until the courts override the collective punishment.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:40 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    you'd be surprised at how much crap that has happened between locals and marines over the years...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:15 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Collective responsibility is on of the military's most common features. You didnt know?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:56 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I think you've overlooked many serious crimes committed prior. Among them are gang rape, assault on a child, and the rape of a child. So it wasn't just one, it was many who fucked it up for everyone. Monkeys can't be trusted. Of course, given the repeated breaking of a pitiful curfew, they're going to keep drinking. You can't stop them any more than the common law across countries against drinking and driving will.

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    Comment by Shaolan-kun
    05:41 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You're right, it's not fair.
    I wonder though whether that moron will be thrown in a Japanese jail as he deserves, or will he be taken care of by the US military? The latter would not be fair too, but leaving him in the hands of 50k people forbidden to drink for his fault would be a really nice punishment.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:34 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If he gets put in a US prison he'd probably gets sent to Leavenworth which is pretty bad as far as US prisons go.
    Spending a few years in there is not a light punishment by any civilized country's standards.
    In fact the US if often chastised by the UN by how prisoners are sometimes treated.
    This is nothing to be proud of though and in fact it's one of the US's biggest shames.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:54 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    He will be dishonorably discharged as well as left in custody of the GOJ, who will keep him in Japanese jail for a long time. The Marine Corps has already met with him and told him he is a disgrace and that we will do nothing to interfere with the GOJ justice system. As for the civilian contractor who murdered someone on Okinawa (was not in the military) last year, he is being sentenced this week. Hopefully he gets justice and the family receives at least some consolation. On a side note, China and North Korea both started purging their politburo again this week, arresting and murdering people for having different political opinions. The U.S. military is a better guest in Okinawa than China or North Korea would ever be.

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    Comment by aoitoriko
    06:42 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    He might very well do both. Military can let the civil authorities send him to Japanese prison and when he is released court martial him. Then send him to military prison followed by a dishonorable discharge.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:20 23/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not too sure about that. That might fall under "Double Jeopardy!" in the real world.

    Crimes have to be prosecuted together in the real world and they could do "We convict in military court at the same time as Japanese civiilian court and sentences run concurrent!"

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:58 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It;s the military, of course it's not fair. Nothing you can do about it other than bitch, though. Even if you're on the island, you, as an individual military member, have absolutely no say in matters like this.

    Force commander says "no drinking," that means there's no drinking. End of story.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:56 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    100% fair. If you can't control 1 man, you can't control anyone. Lives are worth more than some cheap pleasure like alcohol.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:11 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah. Plus this is not the first time. Before this they got curfew and still many shit happened like upskirt shots, raping, gangbang, groping, etc and this moron just killed someone then ban alcohol. Like it gonna fix anything. What a joke.

    And not to mention about a US soldier kidnapped, raped and killed 6 years old kid and many cases about sexual assault in the past.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:11 23/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Which those things happen with Japanese citizens. Point being that those things are not uncommon among the general population, the Japanese just like to yarp about it because of "Damned foreigners!" i.e. Xenophobia.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Fuck off brainless US people. Nothing more. Fuck off.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:52 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yah that's really going to give troop moral a kick in the nuts.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:26 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think they need high moral when all they do is sit around jerking each other off. The guys stationed there isn't going to war any time soon.

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    Comment by aoitoriko
    06:48 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    That happens all the time in the military. The fuck up is singled out as the reason the group is being punished. The group then will punish the individual. That is why they have blanket parties where the individual is beaten with a bar of soap wrapped in a towel by the group as punishment and to encourage compliance to the aims of the group.
    Individuality does not count in the military.

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    Comment by jr240483
    21:30 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    its idiots like them that what give the military a bad rap.

    like it or not, im afraid they will have no choice but to leave the island. the last thing they want is to ailenate their only ally in the asian region.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:01 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not the first time its happening. Why there is still no mine fields around us bases to keep their contents inside?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:31 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Personally, I'm just glad that my tax dollars are going towards giving 47,000 people a drunken vacation in Japan every year. Real helpful for the country.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    13:35 23/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who the fuck would be jealous of a welfare queen?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:08 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I do not blame them for doing it. It makes American military complex look ignorant drinking while on duty. It's careless, reckless and irresponsible. They should ban alcohol consumption and smoking from the military.

    At least show that you were raised better than that!

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:25 23/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I honestly doubt that he was drinking while on duty. Most likely he was just so wasted the night before, that he still had that much alcohol left in his system the next day.

    Personally I don't drink or smoke, but being in the military is very stressful and unfortunately a lot of members smoke and drink to deal with it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:53 23/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Russian had a base in my country for years, never heard a single bad thing about em. The US on the other hand....

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:00 24/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    They should just kick out these white trash and nigger scum marines off japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:28 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have the impression it doesn't matter much for Japan as long only Okinawans are the victims. And there lies the problem in my op. Not so much with soldiers...beeing soldiers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:51 23/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    An asshole gets drunk, drives a truck and kills a man... and that's soldiers being soldiers? I guess military discipline only exists in fiction...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:21 23/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pretty much. The VAST majority of time only the low-ranking peons get that 'harsh military justice' that books and movies so talk up.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:23 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Funny how it's always the marines. Yeah they blame all the US Forces, but a majority of the time it's the marines. Seems the officers for that branch look the other way alot when they mess up.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:04 22/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think you don't know what you're talking about.

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