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Kaneohe Bay sandbar going dry Saturday

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 07:51 a.m. HST, May 24, 2013


The state land department reminds boaters and other recreational users that an alcohol ban at the sandbar in Kaneohe Bay will take effect Saturday and will be enforced through Monday during this year’s Memorial Day weekend.

The liquor ban during three-day weekends first took affect last yeat year, following the death of a 26-year-old man who was involved in a fight at Heeia Kea Small Boat Harbor two years ago. It prohibits the possession, use or consumption of alcohol; loud, abusive or disorderly conduct; the presence of persons under the influence of alcohol; and narcotics or non-prescription drugs. 

The new rule establishes a rectangular safety zone in the middle of Kaneohe Bay that is just over a square mile in area, comprising the majority of the sandbar and defined by six marker buoys. Provisions of the rule are meant to protect the public while visiting Ahu o Laka on three designated holiday weekends during the summer — Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day, including any three-day weekend associated with these holidays. 

Violators may be subject to a maximum fine of $1,000 or $50 for each violation, in addition to administrative fines, fees, costs and damages. 







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Fred01 wrote:
This state sucks.
on May 24,2013 | 08:53AM
akamlaii wrote:
Good! Move.
on May 24,2013 | 09:27AM
HAJAA1 wrote:
How 3rd grade of you akamlaii
on May 24,2013 | 10:33AM
hanalei395 wrote:
Very good move. The movement now... down a bottle of beer ... jump in the water to get rid of the beer.
on May 24,2013 | 12:45PM
star08 wrote:
Show us a better way by your actions. Criticism alone cannot lead to changed behavior. Only through inspired examples can we move beyond our mediocrity.
on May 24,2013 | 11:14AM
Fred01 wrote:
There is little we can do when fools like akamlaii keep voting the same losers into office.
on May 24,2013 | 02:50PM
iwanaknow wrote:
Hey, this gives some weekend double the pay cause it's after working hours jobs...............isn't Hawaii wonderful?
on May 24,2013 | 09:25AM
allie wrote:
Good...but in truth I could not imagine exposing myself to male gawkers. Although alcohol is banned many will come out on drugs or drunk or both and that is intolerable. Think I will get some OT at my pizza job...
on May 24,2013 | 12:17PM
HAJAA1 wrote:
Silly
on May 24,2013 | 10:33AM
HAJAA1 wrote:
State is way too lazy to just monitor and weed out the bad apples so instead they just cancel everything and penalize everyone. No money? Pffft. Yeah right.
on May 24,2013 | 10:36AM
peanutgallery wrote:
Incredible, but they only do this ONE DAY a year. DLNR is a joke. The state is so ill-served. Harbors that are so over-staffed it's incredible. He'eia Kea has more full-time government employees than Carter has pills, and it's in complete dis-repair. Same with Haleiwa, and Keehi. We are surrounded by ocean, and we have the worst boat harbors in the country. Kansas has more boat slips than we do, and they are in much better shape. He'eia is about to get some rehab work. I'll bet any amount they re-install the same fixed piers that have been there forever. Heaven forbid they were to upgrade to the 21st century and install floating docks. No, not in Hawaii.
on May 24,2013 | 11:48AM
allie wrote:
yup
on May 24,2013 | 12:18PM
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