Kauai mayor: Florida man flouting quarantine was ‘covidiot’

  • This undated booking photo provided by the Kauai Police Department in Hawaii shows Devin Martin, of Olympia, Wash. Kauai police have arrested Martin and accused him of violating the quarantine order. “He did not have reservations for proper accommodations and he allegedly refused to find suitable lodging,” police said. (Kauai Police Department via AP)

  • This undated booking photo provided by the Kauai Police Department in Hawaii shows Dwight Anthony Tucker of Tampa, Fla. Earlier last week, Kauai police arrested Tucker. He was stopped in Hanalei, a tourist town, a day after he arrived on Kauai, police said. He was arrested for disregarding Gov. David Ige’s statewide order that requires all visitors who arrive on or after March 26, 2020, to self-quarantine at their place of accommodation. (Kauai Police Department via AP)

  • This undated booking photo provided by the Kauai Police Department in Hawaii shows Bobby Edwards. A mayor in Hawaii has a choice word for the Florida man accused of trying to flout Hawaii’s traveler quarantine: “covidiot.” Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami isn’t taking credit for coining the word borne out of the COVID-19 pandemic, but said, “I may be the first elected official to bust it out in public.” (Kauai Police Department via AP)

  • FILE - In this May 5, 2016 file photo, former Hawaii Rep. Derek Kawakami, left, and Rep. James Tokioka, right, both of Kauai, pose for photos in Honolulu. Kawakami has a choice word for a Florida man accused of trying to flout Hawaii’s traveler quarantine: “covidiot.” He isn’t taking credit for coining the word borne out of the COVID-19 pandemic, but said, “I may be the first elected official to bust it out in public.” (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz, File)

HONOLULU — Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami is calling a Florida man accused of trying to flout Hawaii’s traveler quarantine a “covidiot.”