US Marine commander in Australia replaced over alcohol charge

Col. James Schnelle, 48, pleaded guilty in the Darwin Local Court on Monday to driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.102 percent after his breath was tested by police in the early hours of Sunday. Picture: The Tribune-Democrat

DARWIN,09 OCTOBER 2018 (AP) – The commander of more than 1500 US Marines in northern Australia was relieved of his duties after police caught him driving under the influence of alcohol, the Marine Corps said Monday. Col. James Schnelle, 48, pleaded guilty in the Darwin Local Court on Monday to driving with a blood alcohol […]

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