For everyone on Okinawa get ready for likely major anti-US protests due to what this idiot did:
An Okinawa-based Marine’s blood-alcohol content was triple Japan’s legal limit Sunday when his vehicle collided with a minitruck, killing its Japanese driver, police say.
The Marine was “slightly injured” in the 5:30 a.m. JST crash at a Naha intersection, Okinawa policeman Kazuhiko Miyagi told The Associated Press.
The victim – a 61-year-old man – was making a turn when his vehicle was hit by the servicemember’s truck, which was coming in the opposite direction, Japanese media reports said. Witness accounts say the Japanese driver had the right of way, and that the Marine may have gone through a red light.
Miyagi told AP that a breath test indicated the servicemember had a blood-alcohol level that was three times Japan’s legal limit of 0.03 percent. [Stars & Stripes]
You can read more at the link, but three time the legal limit would be a BAC of .09. So he was not completely smashed, but regardless would be legally drunk in the United States as well. The highest limit in the US is a BAC of .08. Then there is the fact he was driving a military vehicle. If he was drunk on duty that makes this even worse or did he steal the vehicle? I guess we will eventually find out what happened, but condolences to the family of the deceased driver. There is never an excuse to drive drunk especially some place with easy access to taxis like Okinawa.