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Officer jailed for hitting pedestrian while driving drunk

Boyd Kamikawa also drove using a revoked license

By Nelson Daranciang


A 24-year Honolulu police veteran will have to spend 30 days in jail, pay $1,000 in fines and perform 300 hours of community service for hitting a 61-year-old pedestrian last year while driving drunk, as well as for driving twice after the state revoked his license.

Boyd Kamikawa, 54, was sentenced Monday to five days in jail on charges related to hitting the pedestrian, and 30 days for driving with a revoked license. The terms will run together.

Honolulu District Court Judge William Cardwell imposed the penalties Monday but made them effective July 8 because Kamikawa is filing appeals. Kamikawa is also scheduled to appear in court next week for driving a third time while his license was revoked.

He remains on restricted duty while the Honolulu Police Department continues an internal administrative investigation into his conduct.

KAMIKAWA pleaded no contest in February to operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, negligently injuring a pedestrian with his vehicle and driving while his license was revoked.

The collision with the pedestrian happened on April 24. The pedestrian suffered minor injuries.

His arrest for DUI triggered an automatic one-year license revocation, which the state Administrative Drivers License Revocation Office upheld May 18 last year. The penalties Cardwell handed down Monday include a new one-year revocation period.

Following Kamikawa's license revocation, police caught him driving July 28 and 30 and arrested him for driving a third time March 20.

State law requires mandatory penalties for driving after a license has been suspended or revoked for DUI, with increased penalties for each new offense committed within five years.

When he goes to court next week, Kamikawa faces third-offense penalties that include one year in jail, a $2,000 fine and permanent license revocation.

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