Wife of US Navy Lieutenant Jailed in Japan Calls on Lawmakers to Bring Him Home

a deadly car accident he was involved in last year

Lieutenant Ridge Alkonis on Tuesday reported for the start of his sentence

which was imposed on him by a Japanese court earlier this year

He was convicted of negligent driving charges stemming from a May 2021 car accident.

Alkonis was driving his wife and his two children down a mountain road on the slopes of Mount Fuji following a hike During the descent, he lost consciousness

His vehicle struck several parked cars and killed an elderly Japanese woman and her son-in-law.

He was arrested and detained for interrogation by Japanese police over a 26-day period.