YOKOSUKA, Kanagawa Pref. (Kyodo) The U.S. military has imposed a pay cut and suspended punishments on a U.S. sailor who drove away after hitting three boys with a minivan in Tokyo last December, the U.S. naval forces in Japan said Wednesday.

The 23-year-old sailor, stationed at the Atsugi Naval Air Facility in Kanagawa Prefecture, had her basic pay cut by 50 percent for two months — equivalent to about $1,500 — for reckless driving. She also received suspended punishments of restriction to base for 45 days and reduction in rank at a captain’s mast administrative hearing on March 2, according to the U.S. naval command.

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