HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Honolulu police officer who's awaiting sentencing for seriously injuring a pedestrian while driving drunk last year was allegedly involved in another crash over the weekend, even though he's prohibited from operating a vehicle.
Police sources told Hawaii News Now that Officer Boyd Kamikawa was involved in a minor collision with a delivery driver on Bethel Street near Chaplain Lane at about 8:30 AM Sunday. The 24-year, HPD veteran does not have a valid driver's license.
"This is very distressing," Carol McNamee, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, said. "The fact that Mr. Kamikawa is a police officer makes it all the more egregious."
HPD confirmed that Kamikawa was identified as one of the drivers in Sunday's collision, and has launched both criminal and internal investigations.
"Someone could have gotten seriously injured or even killed because of his unfortunate decision," McNamee said.
Last April, Kamikawa plowed into a 61-year-old woman who was in a crosswalk in Chinatown. According to a police affidavit, his blood alcohol level was 0.16, which is twice the legal limit.
He later pleaded no contest in that case and is scheduled to be sentenced at Honolulu District Court May 27th.
Following the April DUI crash, Kamikawa's driver's license was suspended for six months. However, he ignored the order to not drive and was seen operating a vehicle on two separate occasions in July.
"They lose their judgment and sense of responsibility for complying with the law," McNamee said. "Unfortunately, they will continue to drive even after their license has been revoked."
Kamikawa's attorney declined comment Monday.