Col. Douglas Lemott Jr. was removed from his job as commanding officer of Marine Corps Cyberspace Operations Group on Friday. Lemott was arrested in Virginia last month for allegedly driving under the influence. (Courtesy Fauquier County Sheriff's Office)

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A second Marine commanding officer has been fired for allegedly driving drunk, just two weeks after another senior leader was also arrested and ousted from his job for the same reason.

Col. Douglas Lemott Jr., commanding officer of Marine Corps Cyberspace Operations Group, was relieved of his duties on Friday, five days after he was arrested in Virginia for allegedly driving under the influence.

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Joseph E. Gorzoch (The Bucks County Department of Corrections)

Prosecutors say a Bensalem, Pennsylvania man "spun a web of lies" in falsely claiming to be a U.S. Navy veteran injured by an explosion while serving in Afghanistan, in order to receive a lesser jail sentence for two DUI offenses.

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NORFOLK, Va. – The number of veterans drinking and driving has increased nearly 60% since 2014, according to a study from American Addiction Centers.

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The Marine commander in charge of more than 1,500 Marines in Darwin, Australia who was relieved of his command after police caught him driving under the influence in late September recently plead guilty to the charges in a local court.

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