Truck driver charged after allegedly striking man in Salt Lake
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Truck driver charged after allegedly striking man in Salt Lake

Prosecutors charged a 31-year-old man after he allegedly struck a 29-year-old man with a pickup truck in Salt Lake.

Bert K.H. Kahapea made his initial court appearance at Honolulu District Court today after he was charged Wednesday with first-degree attempted assault.

Judge Paula Devens set his preliminary hearing for Monday.

Kahapea’s bail is set at $40,000.

Police said a male suspect later identified as Kahapea and the victim described as his friend was involved in an argument at approximately 6:45 a.m. Tuesday.

The dispute escalated and Kahapea allegedly struck the victim with his pickup truck. Police said the 29-year-old man sustained a fracture to his right leg.

Police arrested Kahapea at Ala Lilikoi Place on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder.

He has a criminal record of disorderly conduct and promoting a detrimental drug in the third degree. Both offenses are petty misdemeanors.

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