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GI drinking problems rise in isles

Incidences of impaired driving and domestic violence on and off base worries Army officials

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 05, 2013

~~<p>The Army is reporting an &quot;alarming increase&quot; in drunken driving by soldiers in Hawaii as the military continues to struggle with the consequences of war and a return to &quot;garrison&quot; life.</p>
<p>&quot;Recently, there has been an abundance of (operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant) incidents by members of the U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii,&quot; Col. Mark Jackson wrote in the Nov. 22 Hawaii Army Weekly base newspaper.</p>
~~

The Army is reporting an "alarming increase" in drunken driving by soldiers in Hawaii as the military continues to struggle with the consequences of war and a return to "garrison" life.

"Recently, there has been an abundance of (operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant) incidents by members of the U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii," Col. Mark Jackson wrote in the Nov. 22 Hawaii Army Weekly base newspaper. Login for more...



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