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New law enacts tougher penalties for drift racing


    Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed Bill 7 into law Wednesday. It sets maximum penalties for drifting or drift racing at $2,000 in fines or a year in jail or both. Triathlete Lectie Altman, on crutches, was critically injured by a drifting driver on Tantalus Drive in January. In back are John Nouchi, left, deputy director of Department of Transportation Services; Chad Taniguchi, Hawaii Bicycling League executive director; Daniel Alexander, Hawaii Bicycling League advocacy director; and Lisa Brander, an HBL member.

Champion triathlete Lectie Altman can’t remember the day a drift racer crashed into her, leaving her with countless broken bones, but she is reminded daily of the toll it has taken on her body. Read more

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