DUI Convictions | November 2012


Editor’s note: This log of driving under the influence convictions is a regular feature of West Hawaii Today and is compiled using Hawaii District Court and Hawaii County Police Department records.

Armando Altamirano, 43, of Kailua-Kona pleaded guilty Nov. 1 to driving under the influence of alcohol. He was sentenced to pay $437 in fees, in addition to an undisclosed fine, referred to a driver’s education course, ordered to undergo substance abuse assessment and, if determined required, treatment, and enter a substance abuse rehabilitation program.

Bambi A. Lau, 39, of Honokaa pleaded guilty Nov. 1 to driving under the influence of alcohol. She was sentenced to pay $687 in fines and fees, referred to a driver’s education course, ordered to undergo substance abuse assessment and, if determined required, treatment, and enter a substance abuse rehabilitation program.

Edwardo Reyes, 55, of Kailua-Kona pleaded guilty Nov. 1 to driving under the influence of alcohol. He was sentenced to pay $937 in fines and fees, referred to a driver’s education course, ordered to undergo substance abuse assessment and, if determined required, treatment, and enter a substance abuse rehabilitation program.

Kaimana Harris, 24, of Keaau pleaded guilty Nov. 1 to driving under the influence of an intoxicant. He was sentenced to pay $937 in fines and fees, referred to a driver’s education course, ordered to undergo substance abuse assessment and, if determined required, treatment, and enter a substance abuse rehabilitation program.

Cheyne S. Bradford, 23, of Keaau pleaded guilty Nov. 1 to driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless driving. He was sentenced to pay $824 in fines and fees, referred to a driver’s education course, ordered to undergo substance abuse assessment and, if determined required, treatment, and enter a substance abuse rehabilitation program.

Herlindo Sagastume, 54, of Kealakekua pleaded guilty Nov. 7 to driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to have no-fault motor vehicle insurance. He was sentenced to pay $1,234 in fines and fees, referred to a driver’s education course, ordered to undergo substance abuse assessment and, if determined required, treatment, and enter a substance abuse rehabilitation program. His license was also suspended.

Bernadette M. Valentine, 45, of Kailua-Kona pleaded guilty Nov. 8 to driving under influence of alcohol and failure to have no-fault motor vehicle insurance. She was sentenced to pay $474 in fees in addition to an undisclosed fine, referred to a driver’s education course, and ordered to undergo substance abuse assessment and, if determined required, treatment. She must also serve an unspecified amount of jail time.

Gavin Engalla Wright, 23, of Kailua-Kona pleaded guilty Nov. 8 to driving under the influence of an intoxicant and failure to have motorcycle/scooter liability insurance. He was sentenced to pay $974 in fines and fees, referred to a driver’s education course, ordered to undergo substance abuse assessment and, if determined required, treatment, and enter a substance abuse rehabilitation program. His license was also revoked.

Tracey Hamilton, 45, of Kailua-Kona pleaded guilty Nov. 19 to driving under the influence of alcohol. She was sentenced to pay $587 in fines and fees, referred to a driver’s education course, ordered to undergo substance abuse assessment and, if determined required, treatment, and enter a substance abuse rehabilitation program.

Victor K. Villanueva Berdon, 20, of Kailua-Kona pleaded no contest Nov. 19 to driving under the influence of drugs. He was sentenced to pay $687 in fines and fees, referred to a driver’s education course, ordered to undergo substance abuse assessment and, if determined required, treatment, and enter a substance abuse rehabilitation program.

Chevone Estoy-Keka, 23, of Kona pleaded no contest Nov. 26 to driving under the influence of an intoxicant. She was sentenced to pay $412 in fees, referred to a driver’s education course, ordered to undergo substance abuse assessment and, if determined required, treatment, and enter a substance abuse rehabilitation program. She must also perform an unspecified number of community service hours.

Karen Branum, 32, of Kailua-Kona pleaded guilty Nov. 29 to driving under the influence of an intoxicant. She was sentenced to pay $437 in fees, referred to a driver’s education course, ordered to undergo substance abuse assessment and, if determined required, treatment, and enter a substance abuse rehabilitation program. She must also perform an unspecified number of community service hours.

Marcus A. Vincent, 39, of Hilo pleaded guilty Nov. 29 to driving under the influence of an intoxicant. He was sentenced to pay $587 in fines and fees, referred to a driver’s education course, ordered to undergo substance abuse assessment and, if determined required, treatment, and enter a substance abuse rehabilitation program.

Nichole A. Abeyta, 24, of Kailua-Kona pleaded guilty Nov. 29 to driving under the influence of an intoxicant. She was sentenced to pay $687 in fines and fees, referred to a driver’s education course, ordered to undergo substance abuse assessment and, if determined required, treatment, and enter a substance abuse rehabilitation program.

Frank Preston Deleon, 53, of Kailua-Kona pleaded guilty Nov. 29 to driving under the influence of alcohol and racing. He was sentenced to pay $1,074 in fines and fees, referred to a driver’s education course, ordered to undergo substance abuse assessment and, if determined required, treatment, and enter a substance abuse rehabilitation program.

Anthony Lanakila Graves, 32, of Waimea pleaded guilty Nov. 29 to driving under the influence of an intoxicant. He was sentenced to pay $937 in fines and fees, referred to a driver’s education course, ordered to undergo substance abuse assessment and, if determined required, treatment, and enter a substance abuse rehabilitation program.

David Eugene Patterson, 21, of Kailua-Kona pleaded guilty Nov. 29 to driving under the influence of an intoxicant and refusal to submit to a breath, blood or urine test. He was sentenced to pay $474 in fees, referred to a driver’s education course, ordered to undergo substance abuse assessment and, if determined required, treatment, and enter a substance abuse rehabilitation program. He must also perform an unspecified number of community service hours.

Graham Racine, 29, of Kailua-Kona pleaded guilty Nov. 29 to driving under the influence of an intoxicant and driving with a license previously suspended for a driving under the influence conviction. He was sentenced to pay $724 in fines and fees, referred to a driver’s education course, ordered to undergo substance abuse assessment and, if determined required, treatment, and enter a substance abuse rehabilitation program. He must also serve an unspecified amount of jail time and his license was revoked.