Sentencing delayed for man who led police on several car chases

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Sentencing for an Oahu man who led police on multiple car chases has been delayed for a second time.

Bryson Bagio was supposed to be sentenced Wednesday morning, but First Circuit Court Judge Sherri-Ann Iha agreed with arguments made by Bagio's attorney, Richard Gronna, who said his client is doing well in a drug rehabilitation program and should complete it before receiving his sentence.

Bagio faces sentencing on four charges related to the car chases, including an islandwide chase that ended in a multiple-vehicle crash on the H-1 Freeway.

"He's looking really well, he looks well. He's got color back in his face. He's gaining weight. He's coming around," Gronna said.

Bagio's sentencing was delayed until April 12.

Chad Kumagai, the state's deputy prosecutor assigned to the case, objected to the delay.

In arguing for the continuance, Gronna said his client knows that he'll have to be held accountable for his crimes. "He recognizes that there's still the probability he's going to have to do prison time, but at least when he goes in he'll have some life skills," Gronna said, after the hearing.

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