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Prosecutors not pursuing charges for man who drove into crowd

By Star-Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 08:11 a.m. HST, Apr 28, 2014

Prosecutors are not pursuing charges against a 29-year-old Aiea man who allegedly drove into a crowd of people in Chinatown early Saturday morning, the Honolulu Prosecutor's Office said Sunday. 

The Prosecutor's Office declined to comment on the reason.

Police said two people, a 35-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman, sustained non-life threatening injuries during the 1:34 a.m. incident.

Nearby workers said Saturday the incident began with a fight in the parking lot at the corner of Nuuanu Avenue and Beretania Street. Remnants of the clash remained Saturday afternoon, including two panels of a wooden fence that were knocked over and tire tracks cutting across a dirt median, leading toward Nuuanu.

Witnesses identified the Aiea man as the driver, and he was arrested on Pauahi Street around 2:12 a.m. on suspicion of first-degree attempted murder, two counts of second-degree attempted murder, operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant, and fleeing the scene of a crash, according to police records.

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waokele wrote:
WTF!! Is the guy family of one of the prosecutors?
on April 27,2014 | 01:10PM
Hawaii5OhOh wrote:
Or, is the guy the family member of somebody very high up in HPD? Or, is he, or the people who got hurt, undercover HPD? There is something more to the story that is not being reported.
on April 28,2014 | 12:00PM
XML808 wrote:
At the very least the prosecutor should be pursue the charge of fleeing the scene and failure to render aid. Who is this perso?
on April 27,2014 | 04:16PM
joseph007 wrote:
Keith Kaneshiro at work - joke - again. what a terrible prosecutor.
on April 28,2014 | 08:40AM
serious wrote:
Makes complete sense to me!! Was he an off duty HPD? If it were a shooting at a McDonalds I could understand!!!
on April 27,2014 | 04:20PM
scooters wrote:
Fool remark!
on April 28,2014 | 04:48AM
paniolo wrote:
So whose relative is he in the Prosecutor's office?
on April 27,2014 | 04:58PM
sailfish1 wrote:
Who is this guy who is immune to prosecution for all that he did?
on April 27,2014 | 05:56PM
NoFire wrote:
Time to get a new Prosecuter then
on April 27,2014 | 08:09PM
kekelaward wrote:
Been a long time.
on April 28,2014 | 08:09AM
Roosevelt wrote:
Civil charges can still be filed.
on April 28,2014 | 04:11AM
myviewofthings wrote:
is her name really Daisy Doux --------------------->?
on April 28,2014 | 05:17AM
sparkyzane wrote:
that's funny.
on April 28,2014 | 03:55PM
Sandybeach wrote:
Some kind of charge would seem appropriate. Detectives should push the case. People want explanations.
on April 28,2014 | 06:52AM
soundofreason wrote:
"The Prosecutor's Office declined to comment on the reason.">>> And THIS unaccountability is ACCEPTABLE? Since when?
on April 28,2014 | 07:28AM
false wrote:
SA should pursue the reason for the Prosecutor's Office not pressing charges. Could it be that the investigation report was poorly done or the Aiea person had considerable political influence?
on April 28,2014 | 07:36AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Keith Kaneshiro absolutely owes the public an explanation on the dropped charges. Absolutely.
on April 28,2014 | 08:00AM
kekelaward wrote:
Really? Refusing to tell the taxpayers why they're not doing their job. Not even a CPD charge? Sheesh.
on April 28,2014 | 08:08AM
2NDC wrote:
They were all crew members rehearsing for an upcoming episode of Hawaii 5-O.
on April 28,2014 | 10:23AM
st1d wrote:
must be something about the fight before car moved, or the crowd that the car drove into and away from. something that the star/ad is missing in its article (not the first or last time reporters and editors have settled for flashy headlines over substance).

something has justified a lesser of two evils defense to the point the prosecutor's office feels the responsibility to not bring this to court.

on April 28,2014 | 10:31AM
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