Jon Riki Karamatsu, a former deputy city prosecutor and state legislator, was convicted Wednesday of drunken driving for the second time.
Honolulu District Judge David Lo found him guilty during a bench trial and sentenced him to five days in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Lo, however, stayed the sentence, pending an appeal.
Officers arrested Karamatsu in Waikiki on April 4, 2015, on suspicion of drunken driving. He was a deputy prosecutor in the Honolulu prosecutor’s office at the time and resigned a few days later.
It was his second conviction for drunken driving, the first coming in 2007 while he was House vice speaker. He later stepped down from his position.
The first conviction stemmed from an October 2007 incident in which Karamatsu crashed his car on Moanalua Freeway and his blood-alcohol was 0.17 percent, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent.
He avoided jail time in that case, but was sentenced to 72 hours of community service and received a $750 fine.