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Man in Waianae car dragging put into a coma

HONOLULU (AP) - A prosecutor says the pedestrian who was dragged by a car that ran him over in Waianae is in a medically induced coma.

An Oahu grand jury has returned an indictment against the alleged driver, Miguel Torres. He's charged with attempting to kill Henry Akuna and Marlena Montez last week.

Police say Torres hit them with his car, then backed up and hit Akuna again, running him over.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Prosecutor Chastity Imamura says Akuna was dragged for about a third of a mile. She says Torres drove through stop signs as others yelled for him to stop. Akuna was freed when Torres put the car in reverse.

Torres is being held on $200,000 bail and couldn't immediately be reached for comment Wednesday.

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