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Hawaii Drunk Driving Case Law

Please find, below, selected case laws decided by Supreme Court of Hawaii or Court of Appeals of Hawaii where the terms dui, dwi, drunk driving, or driving under the influence has been mentioned. These cases are not necessarily criminal cases and may include cases where the facts or court decision merely mentions drunk driving related legal terms. You are not to rely on these cases as legal advice nor should you rely on them for accuracy. Please see Terms of Service.

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State v. Schilleci - 11/29/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER By: Burns, C.J., Lim and Nakamura, JJ. Frank D. Schilleci (Defendant) appeals the May 14, 2004 judgment of the District Court of the First Circuit (district court) that...

State v. Kekuewa - 11/21/2005
By: Watanabe, Acting C.J., Lim and Fujise, JJ. Kekoa K. Kekuewa (Defendant) appeals the June 30, 2004 judgment upon a bench trial in the District Court of the Third Circuit (district court) that convicted him of driving under...

State v. Williams - 11/16/2005
SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER By: Burns, C.J., Lim and Nakamura, JJ. Luther Santoria Williams (Defendant) appeals the September 13, 2004 judgment of the District Court of the First Circuit (district court) that convicted him...

Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co. v. Dennison - 10/11/2005
FOR PUBLICATION MOON, C.J., LEVINSON, NAKAYAMA, AND DUFFY, JJ.; ACOBA, J., DISSENTING OPINION OF THE COURT BY MOON, C.J. This action for declaratory relief arises out of an automobile accident in which then-fifteen year old...

State v. Kalaola - 9/30/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER By: Moon, C.J., Levinson, Nakayama, and Duffy, JJ.; Acoba, J., Concurring Defendant-appellant Clint Kelai Kalaola appeals from the findings of facts (FOFs), conclusions of...

State v. Kanamu - 4/22/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION David M. Kanamu (Defendant or Appellant) appeals the August 5, 2003 judgment of the Circuit Court of the First Circuit that convicted him -- upon a jury's verdict and as charged -- of promoting a dangerous...

State v. Zerk - 4/18/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER By its January 14, 2004 notice, Plaintiff-Appellant State of Hawaii (the prosecution) appeals from the December 18, 2003 "Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Order...

State v. Ilalio - 4/4/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER By its June 10, 2003 notice, Plaintiff-Appellee State of Hawaii (the prosecution) appeals from the May 29, 2003 order of the circuit court of the first circuit (the court)...

State v. Ka'apuni - 3/31/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER On March 14, 2005, the plaintiff-appellee-petitioner State of Hawaii [hereinafter, "the prosecution"] filed an application for a writ of certiorari (AWC), requesting that this...

State v. Young - 3/30/2005
FOR PUBLICATION The plaintiff-appellant State of Hawaii [hereinafter, "the prosecution"] challenges the findings of fact (FOFs) and conclusions of law (COLS) of the circuit court of the first circuit, the Honorable Sandra A....

State v. Lioen - 11/24/2004
Defendant-Appellant Kevin James Lioen (Lioen) appeals his conviction for driving while his license remained suspended or revoked for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (DWLSR-DUI) in violation of Hawaii Revised...

Wilcox v. Keller - 10/27/2004
Petitioner-Appellant Michael P. Wilcox (Wilcox) appeals from the Decision and Order Affirming Administrative Revocation of his driver's license, entered on January 29, 2003 by the District Court of the Third Circuit, Joseph P. Florendo...

State v. Anger - 9/30/2004
The defendant-appellant Robert Anger appeals from the November 20, 2003 judgment, [FN1] convicting him of (1) driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor (Count I), in violation of Hawai'i Revised Statutes (HRS) § 291-4 (1993),...

Hirosane v. Administrative Director of Courts - 8/19/2004
Petitioner-appellant Christine B. Hirosane appeals from the May 7, 2001 judgment of the district court of the first circuit, the Honorable Russell Blair presiding, affirming the administrative revocation of Hirosane's license by the...

Miner v. State - 8/19/2004
Petitioner-appellant Raymond K. Miner appeals from the June 9, 2001 judgment of the district court of the fifth circuit, the Honorable Trudy K. Senda presiding, affirming the administrative revocation of Miner's license by the...

State v. Basabe - 8/16/2004
FOR PUBLICATION Pete K. Basabe (Basabe) appeals the October 2, 2002 judgment of the district court of the third circuit that convicted him of four offenses relating to his taking of aquatic life for aquarium purposes. Of the...

State v. Driessen - 8/9/2004
Gregory Chris Driessen (Driessen) appeals the October 14, 2003 judgment of the district court of the third circuit [FN1] that convicted him, after a bench trial, of the charges of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor, [FN2]...

State v. Aeto - 7/23/2004
Defendant-Appellant Justin K.H. Aeto (Aeto) appeals from the January 21, 2004 Notice of Entry of Judgment and/or Order and Plea/Judgment that denied his July 15, 2002 Motion to Withdraw No Contest Plea. [FN1] We affirm. FN1. Appellate...

[T] State v. Aeto - 7/23/2004
Defendant-Appellant Justin K. H. Aeto (Aeto) appeals from the August 22, 2002 Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Order that denied the Motion to Withdraw No Contest Plea filed on May 28, 2002, and the Amended Motion to...

State v. Wallace - 7/22/2004
Plaintiff-appellant State of Hawai'i [hereinafter, the prosecution] appeals from the June 12, 2003 findings of fact (FOF), conclusions of law (COL) and order of the Circuit Court of the Second Circuit, the Honorable Shackley F. Raffetto...

State v. Sarandria - 6/25/2004
Defendant-appellant William Michael Sarandria, Jr. appeals from the District Court of the Second Circuit, Wailuku Division's December 19, 2000 order denying Sarandria's motion to dismiss; December 27, 2000 order denying Sarandria's motion...

Freitas v. Administrative Director of Courts - 6/16/2004
We hold that (1) Petitioner-appellant Darcy Freitas (Freitas) may not assert a right of public access to the Administrative Driver's License Revocation Office (ADLRO) on behalf of an anonymous woman who refused to comply with the request...

Freitas v. Administrative Director of the Courts - 6/16/2004
FOR PUBLICATION We hold that (1) Petitioner-appellant Darcy Freitas (Freitas) may not assert a right of public access to the Administrative Driver's License Revocation Office (ADLRO) on behalf of an anonymous woman who refused to...

State v. Walters - 5/28/2004
Plaintiff-appellant the State of Hawai'i [hereinafter, "the prosecution"] appeals from the May 18, 2000 order of the district court of the first circuit, the Honorable George Y. Kimura presiding, dismissing with prejudice the charges...

State v. Hayashi - 4/29/2004
Defendant-appellant Cameron Richard Hayashi (Hayashi) appeals from the October 9, 2003 judgment of the district court of the first circuit, the Honorable George Y. Kimura presiding, convicting him of and sentencing him for driving under...

[T] State v. Hayashi - 4/29/2004
NOT FOR PUBLICATION SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER Defendant-appellant Cameron Richard Hayashi (Hayashi) appeals from the October 9, 2003 judgment of the district court of the first circuit, the Honorable George Y. Kimura...

[T] State v. Mahi - 4/7/2004
NOT FOR PUBLICATION SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER Defendant-Appellant Robert William K. Mahi (Mahi) appeals from the Judgment entered October 13, 2003 in the District Court of the First Circuit, Kaneohe Division (district...

State v. Mahi - 4/7/2004
Defendant-Appellant Robert William K. Mahi (Mahi) appeals from the Judgment entered October 13, 2003 in the District Court of the First Circuit, Kaneohe Division (district court). Following a bench trial, [FN1] Mahi was convicted of...

State v. Patubo - 3/22/2004
Defendant-Appellant Lino Patubo, Jr. (Patubo or Defendant) appeals from the July 23, 2002 Judgment, entered in the Circuit Court of the First Circuit, Judge Sandra A. Simms presiding, convicting him of two counts of Unauthorized Control of...

State v. Ruggerio - 3/19/2004
The defendant-appellant Adam M. Ruggiero appeals from the January 29, 2003 judgment of conviction and sentence of the district court of the second circuit, the Honorable Reinette W. Cooper presiding, convicting him of and sentencing him...

[T] State v. Ruggiero - 3/19/2004
NOT FOR PUBLICATION SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER The defendant-appellant Adam M. Ruggiero appeals from the January 29, 2003 judgment of conviction and sentence of the district court of the second circuit, the Honorable...

State v. Guernsey - 2/18/2004
Petitioner-plaintiff-appellee State of Hawai'i [hereinafter, "the prosecution"] applied for a writ of certiorari to review the published opinion of the Intermediate Court of Appeals (ICA) in State v. Guernsey, 104 Hawai'i 16, 84 P.3d 524...

State v. Coffee - 2/12/2004
On November 25, 1998, Defendant-Appellant Nicole N. Coffee (Coffee) was charged by complaint in the Circuit Court of the First Circuit (circuit court) with the following: Count I, Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUI-Drug), in...

State v. Kahawai - 2/6/2004
We hold that a sentencing court may not impose discretionary conditions of probation pursuant to Hawai'i Revised Statutes (HRS) § 706-624(2) (1993) unless there is a factual basis in the record indicating that such conditions "are...

State v. Prendergast - 2/2/2004
Defendant-appellant William L. Prendergast appeals from the second circuit court's judgment of conviction and sentence for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor [hereinafter, "DUI"] filed on November 21, 2001. Prendergast...

State v. Bucar - 1/21/2004
Plaintiff-appellant State of Hawai'i [hereinafter, "the prosecution"] appeals from the October 13, 1999 order of the circuit court of the first circuit, the Honorable Sandra A. Simms presiding, granting Adi Adolf Bucar's motion to dismiss...

[T] State v. Bucar - 1/21/2004
NOT FOR PUBLICATION SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER Plaintiff-appellant State of Hawaii [hereinafter, "the prosecution"] appeals from the October 13, 1999 order of the circuit court of the first circuit, the Honorable Sandra A....

[T] State v. Yi - 1/20/2004
Defendant-Appellant Kyong Su Yi (Yi or Mr. Yi) appeals from the Judgment of Conviction and Sentence entered on December 3, 2001 by the Family Court of the First Circuit (the family court), Judge Steven S. Alm presiding, convicting Yi...

State v. Yi - 1/20/2004
Defendant-Appellant Kyong Su Yi (Yi or Mr. Yi) appeals from the Judgment of Conviction and Sentence entered on December 3, 2001 by the Family Court of the First Circuit (the family court), Judge Steven S. Alm presiding, convicting Yi of,...

State v. Libero - 12/31/2003
FOR PUBLICATION Defendant-Appellant James Libero (Libero) appeals from the October 4, 2000 Judgment entered by the Circuit Court of the Second Circuit (circuit court). Libero was charged with and convicted of the following: ...

State v. Smith - 12/26/2003
FOR PUBLICATION The defendant-appellant Faye A. Smith appeals from the judgment of the first circuit court, the Honorable Marie N. Milks presiding, filed on February 25, 2003, convicting her of and sentencing her for the offenses...

State v. Hauge - 11/18/2003
FOR PUBLICATION The defendant-appellant Steven M. Hauge appeals from the judgment of the first circuit court, the Honorable Marie N. Milks presiding, convicting him of and sentencing him for the offense of burglary in the first...

[T] State v. Coleman - 10/24/2003
NOT FOR PUBLICATION SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER Plaintiff-appellant the State of Hawaii [hereinafter, "the prosecution"] appeals from the December 18, 2000 findings of fact, conclusions of law, and order of the circuit court...

[T] State v. Arakawa - 9/19/2003
NOT FOR PUBLICATION SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER The defendant-appellant Clyde S. Arakawa appeals from the judgment of conviction and sentence entered April 22, 2002 by the Circuit Court of the First Circuit, the Honorable...

[T] State v. Clancey - 8/29/2003
* NOT FOR PUBLICATION * SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER Defendant-appellant Shannon M. Clancey appeals from the August 21, 2002 judgment of the district court of the first circuit, the Honorable Fa'auuga To'oto'o presiding,...

[T] State v. Harris - 8/25/2003
The State appeals the February 4, 2002 findings of fact, conclusions of law, and order of the district court of the second circuit that granted the January 11, 2002 motion to suppress blood test result filed by Defendant-Appellee Dan...

State v. Kido - 8/22/2003
* FOR PUBLICATION * Sydney T. Kido (Kido) appeals the circuit court of the first circuit's January 8, 2002 judgment, as amended on January 15, 2002, that convicted him of promoting a dangerous drug in the third degree, a...

State v. Bohannon - 8/21/2003
* FOR PUBLICATION * LEVINSON, J., WITH WHOM MOON, C.J., JOINS, AND NAKAYAMA, J., CONCURRING SEPARATELY AND DISSENTING, AND ACOBA, J., DISSENTING, AND INTERMEDIATE COURT OF APPEALS CHIEF JUDGE BURNS, ASSIGNED BY REASON OF...

State v. Veikoso - 8/11/2003
* FOR PUBLICATION * Defendant-appellant Amanaki L. Veikoso (Appellant) appeals from the May 29, 2002 judgment of conviction and sentence of the Circuit Court for the First Circuit, the Honorable Michael A. Town presiding,...

State v. Martin - 7/22/2003
FOR PUBLICATION Defendant-Appellant Tommy G. Martin (Martin) appeals from two Judgments entered in the District Court of the Third Circuit, Hamakua Division at South Kohala, (district court) on May 16, 2001. Martin entered no...

State v. Galo - 5/21/2003
NOT FOR PUBLICATION SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER Defendant-Appellant Pua Galo (Galo) appeals from the January 24, 2002 Judgment entered by the Circuit Court of the First Circuit (the circuit court), Judge Sandra A. Simms...

State v. St. Clair - 4/30/2003
* FOR PUBLICATION * The defendant-appellant Stephen Keith St. Clair appeals from the judgment of the third circuit court, filed on August 5, 2002, the Honorable Ronald Ibarra presiding, adjudging him guilty of manslaughter, in...

State v. Winters - 3/6/2003
* NOT FOR PUBLICATION * SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER By: Moon, C.J., Levinson, and Nakayama, JJ., Circuit Judge Perkins, assigned by reason of vacancy, and Acoba, J., concurring separately Defendant-appellant Lyle E....

State v. Cleveland - 2/26/2003
SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER (By: Moon, C.J., Levinson, Nakayama, JJ., and Circuit Judge Amano, assigned by reason of vacancy, and Acoba, J., concurring separately) The defendant-appellant Sean K. Cleveland appeals from the...

State v. Cummings - 2/24/2003
LEVINSON and ACOBA, JJ., and INTERMEDIATE COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE LIM, ASSIGNED BY REASON OF VACANCY, AND MOON, C.J., DISSENTING, WITH WHOM NAKAYAMA, J., JOINS The defendant-appellant Craig Neal Cummings appeals from the September...

State v. Nunokawa - 1/31/2003
SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER By: Moon, C.J., Levinson, Nakayama, JJ., and Circuit Judge Masuoka, Assigned by Reason of Vacancy; Acoba, J., Dissenting Defendant-appellant Jill L. Nunokawa appeals from the January 16, 2002...

State v. Agosto - 1/27/2003
SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER Defendant-Appellant Kawika Patrick Agosto (Agosto) appeals from the May 17, 2001 Judgment by the District Court of the First Circuit (the district court), Judge Russell Blair presiding, convicting and...

State v. Sale - 1/24/2003
SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER In accordance with Hawaii Rules of Appellate Procedure Rule 35 (2002), and after carefully reviewing the record and the briefs submitted by the parties, and duly considering and analyzing the law...

State v. Tauveli - 1/23/2003
SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER In accordance with Hawaii Rules of Appellate Procedure Rule 35, and after carefully reviewing the record and the briefs submitted by the parties and duly considering and analyzing the law relevant to the...

State v. Barnslater - 1/23/2003
Plaintiff-appellant State of Hawaii (the prosecution) appeals from the order granting defendant-appellee Wayne Barnslater's (Defendant's) motion to dismiss charges filed in the Circuit Court of the First Circuit, the Honorable Sandra...

State v. Hearn - 1/23/2003
ORDER DISMISSING CERTIORARI PROCEEDINGS By: Moon, C.J., Levinson, Nakayama, and Circuit Judge Graulty, assigned by reason of vacancy, JJ; and Acoba, J., dissenting Upon further consideration of the records and files in this...

State v. Fukagawa - 12/30/2002
MOON, C.J., LEVINSON, AND NAKAYAMA, JJ.; RAMIL, J., DISSENTING; AND ACOBA, J., DISSENTING Defendant-appellant Ivan Fukagawa appeals from the judgment of conviction and sentence of the Circuit Court of the Second Circuit,...

State v. Shimabukuro - 12/24/2002
ACOBA, J.; WITH LEVINSON, J., CONCURRING SEPARATELY, WITH WHOM MOON, C.J., JOINS; AND NAKAYAMA, J., DISSENTING, WITH WHOM RAMIL, J., JOINS In a conviction for habitually driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs...

State v. Cunney - 12/23/2002
SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER Acoba, J., Dissenting Defendant-appellant Paul J. Cunney (Cunney) appeals from the November 9, 1999 judgment of guilty conviction and sentence, issued by the district court of the first circuit,...

State v. Story - 12/20/2002
SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER Plaintiff-appellant State of Hawaii [hereinafter the prosecution] appeals the January 4, 2002 pretrial order, issued by the district court of the second circuit, the Honorable Paul Horikawa presiding,...

State v. Myers - 12/4/2002
Defendant-appellant Jerad Myers appeals from a district court judgment of conviction for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor ("DUI"). Myers contends that the district court erred in denying his motion to dismiss the...

State v. Jardine - 11/25/2002
Defendant-Appellant Kainoa Jardine (Jardine) appeals from the judgment entered on April 20, 2001 by the Family Circuit Court for the First Circuit (the family court), convicting and sentencing him, upon a jury verdict, for abuse of a...

State v. Corcoran - 11/15/2002
SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER The defendant-appellant Michael John Corcoran (Corcoran) appeals from the judgment of conviction for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor, in violation of Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) §...

State v. Malufau - 11/14/2002
SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER On August 28, 1999, Defendant-Appellant Peniamina Malufau (Defendant) was apparently arrested and subsequently charged on January 25, 2000 with the crimes of habitual Driving Under the Influence (DUI),...

State v. Letuli - 9/16/2002
Plaintiff-Appellant State of Hawaii (the State) appeals from the Order of Dismissal With Prejudice entered on December 29, 2000, District Judge Russell Blair presiding in the District Court of the First Circuit, sua sponte dismissing...

State v. Campbell - 9/10/2002
SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER Plaintiff-appellant State of Hawaii [hereinafter, the prosecution] appeals from an order by the Circuit Court of the First Circuit, the Honorable Reynaldo Graulty, presiding, suppressing evidence of...

State v. Carmichael - 8/29/2002
MOON, C.J., AND NAKAYAMA, J.; RAMIL, J., DISSENTING IN PART AND CONCURRING IN PART; LEVINSON, J., DISSENTING; AND ACOBA, J., DISSENTING OPINION BY MOON, C.J., IN WHICH NAKAYAMA, J., JOINS; RAMIL, J., CONCURRING IN THE RESULT ...

State v. Hill - 8/27/2002
SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER Defendant-Appellant Daniel Arthur Hill appeals from the April 17, 2000 judgment of the district court of the first circuit, the Honorable Colette Y. Garibaldi presiding, convicting Hill of and sentencing...

Kodani v. Administrative Director of the Courts - 8/27/2002
In this appeal, Petitioner-Appellant Kert-Pono Kodani (Kodani) urges us to reverse the Judgment on Appeal and the Decision and Order Affirming Administrative Revocation of his driver's license, both entered by the District Court of...

Andres v. Administrative Director of the Courts - 8/1/2002
Petitioner-Appellant Melvin Andres (Andres) appeals from the September 7, 2000 Decision and Order Affirming Administrative Revocation entered by District Court Judge Tenney Z. Tongg. We affirm. BACKGROUND On April 8,...

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