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Waialua man faces negligent homicide charge in fatal crash

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:06 p.m. HST, Oct 30, 2012

A 29-year-old Waialua man was charged with first-degree negligent homicide today in connection with the death early Sunday morning of man who was waiting in a parked car for a North Shore road to reopen following this weekend’s tsunami alert.

Police said that Donald Halleron was speeding when his truck hit three parked cars shortly after midnight on Wilikina Drive.

The Medical Examiner’s office hasn’t released the name of the man who died. The victim was seated in a Jeep when it was struck by Halleron’s truck. According to witnesses, the Jeep burst into flames after the impact.

A 43-year-old woman, who was in a vehicle in front of the Jeep, was taken to the hospital in serious condition. Four others in a fourth vehicle were taken to an area hospital in good condition.

The collision occurred around 12:20 a.m.

Police arrested Halleron at 8:40 a.m. Sunday on suspicion of first-degree negligent homicide at the Queen’s Medical Center. He was also charged with drunken driving, driving without a license and two contempt counts.

His bail was set at $200,000.

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kahu808 wrote:
If speed, recklessness and alcohol are involved, the prosecutors should charge him with manslaughter.
on October 30,2012 | 08:18AM
serious wrote:
I din't see anything about the woman in the hummer who killed a lady in the crosswalk. I noted that usually the women get away with "I didn't see the pedestrian!"
on October 30,2012 | 09:40AM
kahu808 wrote:
Different degrees of negligence.
on October 30,2012 | 11:37AM
saveparadise wrote:
I am surprised the article says nothing of alchohol being involved with the driver.
on October 30,2012 | 08:40AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
Did you even READ the article? Last paragraph, second sentence.
on October 30,2012 | 09:38AM
KammyKam wrote:
Relax brah. Keep your panties on
on October 30,2012 | 11:18AM
HD36 wrote:
on October 30,2012 | 08:54AM
Pocho wrote:
I presume they would have stated DUI if the police also charged him with that.
on October 30,2012 | 09:05AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
I'm guessing the article was recently updated. DUI is mentioned.
on October 30,2012 | 09:40AM
olos73 wrote:
Just like anything, they update once in a while, that's why people reading gets confused with comments posted. I usually look at latest time of updates to see if there's a change in the story. Sometimes people reading have to scratch their heads because what's in the story and what's in the comments don't jive. I guess readers have to come up with their own conclusions sometimes.
on October 30,2012 | 11:42AM
Hahaione2000 wrote:
what is being charged with contempt for?
on October 30,2012 | 09:14AM
Poipounder808 wrote:
The contempt charges are probably for not showing up in court for some other unrelated offenses.
on October 30,2012 | 03:22PM
Akhmed_PKC wrote:
let's hope our weak judicial system and paroling authority do the victim justice
on October 30,2012 | 09:51AM
MakaniKai wrote:
My heart truly goes out to the victim’s family and those recovering in the hospital due to this person’s complete disregard for others. Driving drunk/under the influence is beyond unacceptable, speeding is unnecessary and driving without a license more than likely means he currently does not have a valid D.L. My sincere prayers and sympathy go to the innocent whose lives have been forever changed by Donald Halleron. Aloha.
on October 30,2012 | 09:57AM
Anonymous wrote:
I have been seeing a lot of reckless driving lately. I see a lot of drivers attempting to change lanes without checking. I have seen so many close calls that it is alarming. I don't know what it is but it seems to occur most during the this time of the year until Christmas time when it peaks. Is it because drivers are distracted by heavy thoughts? We should have unmarked police cars that do not have a siren on top that patrol the freeways, highways and streets. When marked cars are present these offenders, of course, behave themselves. This will also help to curtail violence by offenders who have a tendency for road rage. There was an incident not long ago where an off-duty police officer was the recipient of such an offender's road rage. Fortunately, it was a cop that he vented it on which kept the offense short and resulted in his arrest. They should have such a program of unmarked cars specifically geared towards reckless drivers especially during this time of the year.
on October 30,2012 | 10:06AM
MakaniKai wrote:
Anonymous: excellent idea - unmarked police cars. HPD really needs to ramp up patrols on the freeways. Reckless drivers and road rage is becoming all too common. Oahu of my youth (80’s 90’s) was mellower with very little need for speed. Of course there were accidents but not close to the numbers today. While driving in So. Cal on a trip this year I wasn’t scared because driving on Oahu has become all too similar, very sad indeed. Aloha.
on October 30,2012 | 11:37AM
allie wrote:
on October 30,2012 | 12:33PM
stanislous wrote:
Wouldn't it be nice if they treated cars the same way they treat guns... after all, a whole lot more people are killed by cars than they are by guns.
on October 30,2012 | 10:47AM
BigIsandLava wrote:
As long as there's cars and as long as there are alcohol to be consumed, there will be negligent homicides.
on October 30,2012 | 10:57AM
olos73 wrote:
I keep saying, if you like drink, drink all you like, BUT STAY WHERE YOU'RE AT, AND DON'T GET BEHIND THE WHEEL. Stay home and get dead drunk, Don't put other peoples lives at risk. It's not worth it. Look at all the trouble you're in now and where you'll spend time for this accident. No think...
on October 30,2012 | 12:06PM
pakeheat wrote:
Problem is olos73, they don't listen to no one. You reap what you sow!
on October 30,2012 | 12:13PM
allie wrote:
on October 30,2012 | 12:34PM
If he was drunk and speeding, he'll get away with murder. Just blame it on the alcohol and it's okay.....hey, it's the law these people make. He'll be "scott" free to do it again. You read about all the stuff he had on him as no license, no insurance, etc. The law was made to protect the guilty. Why? Because the politicians are crooks too.
on October 30,2012 | 12:13PM
kahu808 wrote:
If we're talking about Neg Hom I or Manslaughter, cite some examples where suspects have gotten off "scott free". Politicians make the laws, which are adequate. You may be El Guapo China, but not that knowledgeable.
on October 30,2012 | 01:23PM
Benibiker wrote:
What kind of Jeep was it? Wrangler? Liberty?
on October 30,2012 | 12:21PM
false wrote:
on October 30,2012 | 12:26PM
allie wrote:
This drunk should go to jail for his murder. Keep the guy off the road!
on October 30,2012 | 12:33PM
BRock wrote:
Maybe murder is not the proper charge. There is a definate legal distinction between murder, manslaughter, and negligent homicide. Try read up on it and you may learn something. Somehow though, I doubt that you will, as you continuously write stuff that is not supported by any facts.
on October 30,2012 | 01:45PM
tobyclairmont wrote:
If speed, recklessness and alcohol are involved, the prosecutors should charge him with MURDER.
on October 30,2012 | 05:01PM
false wrote:
Keep him off the road forever. Brainless. The remains so destroyed, identity not known. How does this creep get to be free?
on October 30,2012 | 06:31PM
Forever_Grateful wrote:
I pray this dude does NOT get off with a slap on the wrist .... he should have been charged with murder!
on October 30,2012 | 07:11PM
ejkorvette wrote:
Let justice take its course. Anything less then life in prison would be a Shameful judicious action!!!
on October 30,2012 | 08:43PM
ejkorvette wrote:
29yrs old? He took a life now he must give his life.
on October 30,2012 | 08:44PM
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