Eight Big Island police officers and two Hawaii County deputy prosecuting attorneys were honored this week by Mothers Against Drunk Driving-Hawaii for their efforts and dedication last year in the fight against drunk and drugged driving and reduce injuries and deaths on our roadways from impaired drivers.
On Tuesday, four West Hawaii officers and Deputy Prosecutor Stephen Frye were honored during a luncheon at Fumi’s Kitchen in Kailua-Kona.
The West Hawaii officers are South Kohala Patrol Officer Cory Gray for 29 DUI arrests, Kona Patrol Officer Ansel Robinson (20 DUI arrests), Kona Patrol Officer Dayson Taniguchi (28 DUI arrests) and Kona Officer Adam Roberg (31 DUI arrests).
On Wednesday, four East Hawaii officers and Deputy Prosecutor Christopher Rothfus were honored during a luncheon at the Hilo Yacht Club.
The East Hawaii officers were South Hilo Patrol Officer Lawrence Kobayashi (15 DUI arrests), Puna Patrol Officer James Waiamau(42 DUI arrests), Area I Traffic Enforcement Unit Officer Erhard Autrata (61 DUI arrests) and Area I Traffic Enforcement Unit Officer Keith Nacis (62 DUI arrests).
The events were co-sponsored by Servco Pacific/Big Island Toyota.