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UH punter fined, ordered to attend classes in DUI case

By Stephen Tsai

LAST UPDATED: 11:07 a.m. HST, Aug 24, 2012

University of Hawaii football punter Alex Dunnachie was fined $200 today and ordered to attend classes for alcohol assessment and driver's education as part of his sentencing on a drunken-driving charge. 

District Court Judge David Lo also revoked his driver's license for one year, although Dunnachie will receive a permit to drive a car with an ignition lock.

Dunnachie said the lock, which prevents a vehicle from starting if a blood-alcohol level is .02 percent or higher, was installed in his car three weeks ago. 

"I accept responsibility, and I'm happy to put this (situation) behind me," Dunnachie said. 

UH head coach Norm Chow suspended Dunnachie for an indefinite number of games. Dunnachie has been allowed to practice with the Warriors, receive a scholarship and attend classes. 

Dunnachie was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on July 7. He pleaded no contest to the charge on Aug. 8.

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Mallory wrote:
Pretty lenient. I guess getting a DUI not that big of a deal.
on August 24,2012 | 10:55AM
Bdpapa wrote:
1st offense.
on August 24,2012 | 11:03AM
Descartes22 wrote:
Correct. This is the standard sentence for a first offense when there is no accident or other egregious cirumcstances. There are also draconian insurance consequences. Individuals make mistakes and deserve second chances.
on August 24,2012 | 12:36PM
dsl wrote:
Judges, prosecutors and police are hipocrits.
on August 24,2012 | 11:21AM
Bdpapa wrote:
Still 1st offense.
on August 24,2012 | 12:14PM
Eradication wrote:
If you're going to call people names at least spell it correctly....(Hint: ebonics doesn't count).
on August 24,2012 | 07:39PM
konakeoni99 wrote:
i hope no one else from the FB team falls into this predicament
on August 24,2012 | 12:37PM
Bdpapa wrote:
on August 24,2012 | 03:06PM
SteveToo wrote:
Wow, this team is in for big trouble if this keeps up.
on August 24,2012 | 05:24PM
bamboo_man wrote:
FOSTERS...Australian for Bieeah. Wonder how long the indefinite is?
on August 24,2012 | 07:59PM
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