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Man sentenced for illegally driving boat into Waimea Bay

WAIMEA BAY, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A Laie fisherman was cited by DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) for operating his vessel within a restricted area of Waimea Bay ocean waters on August 1, 2013.

A Waialua resident reported the incident to DOCARE after he saw a boat enter Waimea Bay and nearly run over two early morning swimmers. The vessel then stopped within ten feet from the shoreline to drop off a person. While leaving Waimea Bay, the vessel almost ran over another fisherman who was in the water with an ‘opelu net.

On August 29, 2013, Perry D. Rauch was charged and sentenced at Wahiawa District Court for violating a law that prohibits motorized vessels within Waimea Bay ocean waters, specifically within 1,837 feet from the shoreline. Rauch must pay a fine of $855 and he is placed on a six-month probation.


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