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Kauai police arrest visiting Florida man for violating 14-day quarantine order

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Kauai police arrested a 62-year-old Tampa, Fla., man for allegedly violating the state’s mandatory 14-day quarantine order.

The man was arrested around noon today in Hanalei, where he had stopped.

He had arrived on Kauai on Monday, and had checked into a boutique hotel, The ISO, in Kapaa.

Kauai police said he was in violation of the governor’s order that requires visitors to self-quarantine at their place of lodging if they arrive after March 26.

He was booked at the Kauai Police Department cellblock for a misdemeanor. He posted $100 bail and was released.

He is scheduled to appear in court May 7.

A preliminary report says that prior to his arrival in Hawaii, the man had stopped in Georgia, caught a flight to Washington, where he caught a direct flight to Lihue.

Unlike other counties, Kauai has a strict 9 p.m. curfew rule as well as checkpoints, where motorists may be stopped and asked if they are conducting essential activities.

Kauai has had seven criminal citations related to the COVID-19 curfew, punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 and a year in jail.

KPD has also issued six curfew violation citations and one for violating the stay-at-home order to conduct a nonessential cosmetic business that had remained in operation.

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