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Firefighter charged with trying to run down 3 people in Waikiki

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    Carlin Jones, 34.
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A 34-year-old Honolulu firefighter was charged Friday with allegedly trying to run down three people near his home with a vehicle.

Initially, the city prosecutor’s office said Carlin Jones, of Waikiki, was charged with three counts of second-degree attempted murder, three counts of first-degree terroristic threatening, three counts of second-degree terroristic threatening, and one each of impersonating a law enforcement officer and endangering the welfare of a minor.

His bail was set at $25,000.

However, Dave Koga, spokesman for Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro, later said Jones will only face the three counts of first-degree terroristic threatening when he makes his initial appearance in District Court on March 27.

Koga said three counts of second-degree terroristic threatening and a charge of second-degree impersonating a police officer are pending further investigation.

The only charge that was dropped was a second-degree charge of endangering the welfare of a minor.

Jones is free after posting bail Friday afternoon.

He was arrested at Leahi Avenue and Puualei Circle near his home at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday.

The three victims are ages 18, 33 and 34.

Police said Jones, who was off duty at the time, allegedly intentionally drove his vehicle toward three men and then threatened them at 5:30 p.m.

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