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MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan — The commander of an Air Force officer involved in a hit-and-run incident last month off base is expected to decide his subordinate’s punishment.

That means Lt. Col. Eric Stone, the 35th Medical Group commander, will likely oversee the punishment of Capt. Paul Miller.

Maj. Eric Bee, the 35th Fighter Wing’s staff judge advocate, said punishment could include judicial, nonjudicial and administrative measures.

Miller was arrested by Japanese police last month and charged with leaving the scene of an accident, negligence causing bodily injury and driving under the influence of alcohol.

He was released from jail in late July in the prefectural capital of Aomori, 45 miles northwest of Misawa.

Air Force officials did not specify the terms of Miller’s release.

According to police reports, Miller was returning from Aomori around 7:15 a.m. on July 3 when he crossed the center line of the Michinoku toll road and struck an oncoming car driven by Kiyoshi Nakagawara, 41, of Hachinohe, Japan.

Nakagawara was uninjured.

Both passengers Nobuto Takeda, 44, and Yoshio Misosaku, 44, both of Fukuchi, Japan, sustained minor injuries, police said.

They were treated at a Japanese hospital and released.

Police said they found Miller’s car about two miles from the scene unable to be driven due to a flat tire, which may have been caused by the crash.

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