Former bus driver must serve ten years in prison

Steve Oshiro
Steve Oshiro

HONOLULU (KHNL) - The Hawaii Parole Board decided today that Steve Oshiro must serve ten of his 20 year prison term.

He went before the parole board earlier this month asking for mercy.

Oshiro, a former tour bus driver, is convicted of causing a deadly crash in kahalu'u three years ago.

He has been locked up at halawa for the past 18 months, after pleading no contest to manslaughter, which carries a maximum prison term of 20 years.

41-year-old Corey Voss was killed, when the Roberts Hawaii Bus Oshiro was driving, crossed the center line of Kamehameha Highway and demolished his s-u-v.

Prosecutors believe, the driver was on crystal meth, based on this video of the swerving bus taken by a passenger earlier that day.

Oshiro maintains, he wasn't on drugs at the time of the collision.

But he says, he was simply exhausted from working long hours and wanted to go home, after a minor fender bender that morning.