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Kauai man sentenced in fatal DUI crash

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 11:34 a.m. HST, Oct 25, 2013

A 35-year-old Lawai man was sentenced to 18 months in prison for killing one man and injuring another while driving while drunk on a Kauai highway three years ago, the Garden Island newspaper reported. 

Norman Bukoski Jr. pleaded no contest to first-degree negligent injury on June 24. 

On Jan. 19, 2010, Bukoski's pickup truck crossed into the eastbound lane of Kaumualii Highway in Koloa hitting another truck killing the driver, Thomas Garcia Jr., and injuring passenger Aaron Marvin.

Bukoski's blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit.

Bukoski was ordered to pay $17,148 in restitution to Garcia's family and $1,060 to Marvin, the newspaper reported.

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ryan02 wrote:
Why is this ONLY "negligent injury"? Are the prosecutors in Kauai County too lazy to go to trial, and will only charge people with stuff they won't contest? Or is this Bukoski guy connected to important people? Or both? What an outrage to the victims and their families. For shame, Kauai.
on October 25,2013 | 12:39PM
HanamauluBoy wrote:
New Kauai County Prosecuting Attorney Justin Kollar is a wimp. http://kauaieclectic.blogspot.com/2013/01/musings-looking-good-and-not.html
on October 25,2013 | 04:00PM
BRainbow wrote:
Lame. 10 years should be standard
on October 25,2013 | 09:58PM
Macadamiamac wrote:
Life is cheap... on Kauai.
on October 26,2013 | 09:47AM
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