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Honolulu man charged with negligent homicide in drunk driving death

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 02:23 a.m. HST, Aug 16, 2012


An Oahu grand jury indicted a 20-year-old Honolulu man Wednesday with killing an 18-year-old Mililani man in an alleged drunken driving incident in Village Park.

Bryson T. Oshiro is charged with first-degree negligent homicide, drunken driving and driving without a license. He is free on $50,000.

Police said Oshiro was drunk when his vehicle struck Orlando Vallejo Jr. early Saturday morning.

Vallejo was standing outside a vehicle on Kupuna Loop near Kahakea Street at 12:45 a.m. 

Vallejo was taken to a hospital in serious condition, but his condition worsened and he died at the hospital, police said.

On Tuesday, Vallejo’s relatives and friends held a remembrance service at the accident site.

It the 43rd traffic fatality on Oahu this year, compared with 34 at this time last year.






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SueH wrote:
The driver is 20 yrs. old!! As a minor, he shouldn't have been drinking, PERIOD, let alone driving while intoxicated....He should be locked up, but I don't think anyone can throw the key away far enough!!
on August 15,2012 | 10:07AM
olos73 wrote:
Having too many underage drinkers getting behind the wheel and involved in accidents. If they want to drink illegally, keep your B_TT where it's at. Or, let someone else drive you home. You don't want to get caught DUI and underage too, it's better to stay put. Lately, a lot of underage drinkers drive and getting in accidents on ALL the islands. Not all had fatalities, but even ONE is too much. All you underage drinkers, THINK, because it's not worth it.
on August 15,2012 | 12:37PM
hawaiianstyle wrote:
Why is his bail $50k (first degree negligent homicide) when he was drunk and underage while the Australian tourist (who was careless but not drunk) is charged with third degree negligent homicide and bail is $100k?
on August 15,2012 | 10:23AM
markat wrote:
Excellent point.
on August 15,2012 | 10:34AM
Hookup wrote:
It comes down to whether he will show up for his court proceedings. Third degree negligent homicide is a misdemeanor. Should the tourist bail out and returns to Australia, the United States does not have an extradition treaty with Australia for misdemeanors offenses.
on August 15,2012 | 11:04AM
olos73 wrote:
Can't leave Hawaii. HPD has his passport.
on August 15,2012 | 11:45AM
bobbob wrote:
Once you're in the US, can't you travel within the US, to california maybe? Can't he get a new passport or emergency visa at any australian embassy once he proves he is an australian citizen with a driver's license or other identification? ------------------------------ Honestly, people are kidding themselves if they believe that the passport is the 'end-all' to traveling in foreign countries. Say you take a trip to the philippines, but your passport is lost/stolen. Does that mean you're stuck there forever?
on August 15,2012 | 02:01PM
Cubsfan wrote:
Flight risk, JOKES
on August 16,2012 | 05:35AM
Jonas wrote:
That's the official reason.
on August 16,2012 | 03:07PM
mokebla wrote:
It's the Hawaii way of liberal law and lawmakers thinking, cause one day it may affect one of them or their family member. You see it in the paper everyday. The kid that killed that girl on the jet ski had a $100,000.00 bail and wasn't drinking, whats wrong with that picture.
on August 16,2012 | 03:17AM
Cubsfan wrote:
You hags should die as well
on August 16,2012 | 05:33AM
soshaljustic wrote:
Kids-leave the stupid car and get a ride home no matter what-or sleep it off in the car and take the chance of getting one ticket for sleeping in the car!!! Not worth it!! If you Gonna be stupid- no let it ruin yours and someone elses life let alone take a life or two !!Please listen!! The reason most people die the age of 24 and under in the Nation is car accidents-whether alcohol fueled or not- it is still from CAR ACCIDENTS__Everyone 24 yrs and under needs to hear this message!
on August 15,2012 | 12:14PM
sailfish1 wrote:
No excuse for driving drunk. However, was the victim standing in the street? "Vallejo was standing outside a vehicle on Kupuna Loop near Kahakea Street at 12:45 a.m." The victim had to be on the street otherwise he would have been shielded by the vehicle. If the victim was also wearing dark clothes, possibly anybody driving along that street would have hit him.
on August 15,2012 | 01:19PM
AKULEMAN wrote:
Another victims of drunk driving. Sad case.
on August 15,2012 | 01:49PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
On the news last night, Vallejo's sister said her brother forgave Oshiro right after the accident happened. Takes a special person to do that. Sympathies to the Vallejo family.
on August 15,2012 | 02:23PM
andthen wrote:
..sad but I don't think anyone under the age of 25 READS these suggestions.
on August 15,2012 | 07:24PM
Jonas wrote:
Why would they? Most under 25 don't even read the newspaper. And any of them reading this always think "this won't happen to me"
on August 16,2012 | 03:09PM
Locokane wrote:
Unfortunate accident, but glad thar drunken driving is taken more serious by the State.
on August 16,2012 | 04:31AM
toomuchpilikia wrote:
No drivers license? There will be more to this story I am sure!
on August 16,2012 | 05:03AM
Cubsfan wrote:
The smart az assist got what he deserved. He should get the death PENALTY!!
on August 16,2012 | 05:37AM
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