A Navy police officer on Guam, found bloodied and unresponsive in a damaged automobile over the weekend, faces a drunken driving charge, a Navy spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Master-at-Arms Seaman Apprentice Deadrien Harris, 19, of Mississippi, was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor driving while impaired at 1:53 a.m. Saturday in a Tumon hotel parking lot, according to a magistrate’s complaint filed that day.
Harris’ shirt and hands were stained with blood and his breath smelled of alcohol, according to police statements in the complaint. He refused a field sobriety test and any form of test to determine his blood alcohol content, according to police.
SEAL Team 8 Tragically Loses CO in Training Incident
SAN DIEGO - Cmdr. Brian Bourgeois, 43, commanding officer of SEAL Team 8, died on Dec. 7 at Norfolk Sentara General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, after sustaining injuries during training on Dec. 4 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
An undated portrait of Cmdr. Brian Bourgeois, commanding officer of SEAL Team 8. Bourgeois died Dec. 7, 2021 at Norfolk Sentara General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, after sustaining injuries during training on Dec. 4 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
NORFOLK - An undated portrait of Cmdr. Brian Bourgeois, commanding officer of SEAL Team 8. Bourgeois died Dec. 7, 2021 at Norfolk Sentara General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, after sustaining injuries during training on Dec. 4 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bourgeois family – and we will ensure our community remains in support of and in relationship with Brian’s family and his children, for life,” said Rear Adm. H.W. Howard III, commander, Naval Special Warfare Command. “Brian was one of our very best leaders, who possessed all the attributes that make our force effective. We will miss his charismatic leadership and faithful stewardship of our standard. His legacy carries on in teammates he served with, led, and mentored.”
The SEAL Team 8 executive officer has temporarily assumed command.
The details of the tragic accident are currently under investigation and findings will be made available at the appropriate time. Initial indications show that the tragedy occurred during a fast-rope training evolution.
"We are working with SEAL Team 8 to provide every form of support we possibly can to Brian's family and teammates," said Capt. Donald G. Wetherbee, commodore, Naval Special Warfare Group 2. "An incident like this weighs heavily on us all. Brian was as tough as they come, an outstanding leader, and a committed father, husband and friend. This is a great loss to everyone who knew him. He will be greatly missed."
Bourgeois received his commission from the United States Naval Academy in May 2001 and humbly served the Navy and Naval Special Warfare community for over 20 years.
Wow! Hawaii vs the Navy!
HONOLULU — The U.S. Navy is contesting orders from Hawaii to suspend use of fuel tanks and drain them at a complex above an aquifer that supplies nearly 20% of Honolulu's drinking water until certain conditions are met.
The Navy has already said it was suspending use of the massive World War II-era fuel storage complex near Pearl Harbor following days of complaints that tap water smells like fuel and has sickened some people.
But Hawaiʻi's state government order demands that the suspension remain in effect until independent evaluators can ensure that appropriate actions are taken to protect drinking water.