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Drunk driver gets 10 years in prison for fatal Kunia car crash

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:42 p.m. HST, Jul 02, 2013

A drunk driver who caused a five-car crash that killed his 12-year-old brother and another motorist was sentenced in state court this morning to 10 years in prison for negligent homicide.

Pulu Sese, 23, was behind the wheel of a car that started a chain reaction crash Jan. 1, 2011, on Kunia Road.

Sese’s car crashed into a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction driven by Jennifer Parsons, 42, of Waianae. The impact ejected Sese and his youngest brother Samson Kautai, from their vehicle. Kautai was a rear seat passenger.

Parsons and Kautai were pronounced dead at the scene.

The state says Sese’s car was traveling 78 mph in a 35 mph zone and that his blood alcohol content was 0.18. The legal threshold for drunk driving is 0.08.

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allie wrote:
not much time for 2 dead...typical nothing sentence out here
on July 2,2013 | 12:51PM
FrankieT wrote:
agree, see my comments below
on July 2,2013 | 03:35PM
BRock wrote:
It is clear that this Allie character does not have the intelligence to discern the difference between negligent homicide and murder and manslaughter crimes. She has become irrelevant due to her numerous ridiculous remarks reflecting her total ignorance of local culture and laws.
on July 2,2013 | 07:30PM
honopic wrote:
"Out here": again, allie? Is there no end to your prejudice against our state? Why are you here, then, instead of back in ND? Sierra Tango Foxtrot Uniform.
on July 2,2013 | 08:56PM
olos73 wrote:
People no learn.
on July 2,2013 | 12:53PM
Pocho wrote:
yeah, going happen again, it's a matter of when, where
on July 2,2013 | 01:29PM
gobows wrote:
wow...killed two and only got 10?....wow.....
on July 2,2013 | 12:57PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
And still show up at court with gangsta braids!
on July 2,2013 | 01:07PM
DaWiseKanaka wrote:
How much "actual" time before he gets released on probation? 4 years?
on July 2,2013 | 01:07PM
kauai wrote:
Wow, 4 yrs. would be optimistic. I'd put money on 2 yrs. conditional on good behavior. He should have gotten 20 yrs. minimum, plus financial restitution to the woman he killed (sell off his assets to pay the restitution).
on July 2,2013 | 03:09PM
Wahiawamauka wrote:
Assets? You think this LUUUUSER has assets? LOL.
on July 2,2013 | 08:16PM
cojef wrote:
He has an air of being smug. The fact that he was driving impaired indicate his mentality of laws are made for others and do not apply to him.
on July 2,2013 | 03:28PM
FrankieT wrote:
Did he apologize to the families he hurt? Why only 10 years. The State of Hawaii has to get tougher on drunk driving. It is apparent that the statutes pertaining how long a person can be in prison for certain crimes needs to be revised. The only other possibility in this case was a flea bargain on the charges. Let's see what happens when he is smug in prison, somebody is going to tell him to wipe that smug off his face and that is when he will learn.
on July 2,2013 | 03:34PM
Carang_da_buggahz wrote:
He'll be out in less than 5. Watch.
on July 2,2013 | 03:43PM
SteveToo wrote:
How do they know he was going 78 mph?
on July 2,2013 | 04:33PM
steveoctober wrote:
Any newer model car records data for crash analysis, just like an airplane's black box.
on July 2,2013 | 06:34PM
honokai wrote:
Besides killing a stranger, he killed his 12 year old brother. His sentence goes far beyond imprisonment. Remember, he will be a member of our community again. It is very shallow to come to this comment section and throw daggers at him. It might make you all feel better for a fleeting moment, but it does not improve our community. You all don't sound the least bit civilized. You sound more like a crass mob.
on July 2,2013 | 05:08PM
whatzupwitdat wrote:
This article should state WHO the judge, attorneys were in this case. Sentence much too light for2 lives taken. @honokai: he wasn't "civilized" when he took these 2 lives!
on July 2,2013 | 06:21PM
honokai wrote:
Perhaps. But I can say with almost 100% certainty that acting tough in a comment thread doesn't move the community forward an inch. Again, it might make you all feel better for a moment. But you contributed nothing to the community in this thread.
on July 2,2013 | 06:40PM
Wahiawamauka wrote:
The two guys stealing money from the gas stations got 20 years??? This guy will be out in less than five on hope probation. Mark your calendars. The so called justice system is beyond repair.
on July 2,2013 | 08:13PM
aussiejohn wrote:
Is that all those two lives were worth..10 years in prison [MAYBE] ??? The guy will most likely be out before he's 33 to kill again..
on July 3,2013 | 12:48AM
joseph007 wrote:
Finally......... someone is getting jail time in this state for killing people while driving drunk!!!!! It has been in the past an "accident", most states it is negligible homicide, up to 20 years or more prison. our very lenient judicial system is finally waking up to the fact that if you get drunk, shoot a piston and hit people, it's not an accident, same as driving a 5000 lb vehicle and doing the same. let's hope these dui people continue to get serious prison time.
on July 3,2013 | 08:54AM
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