License lifted for DUI, crash
Brad Kaneshiro was intoxicated when he hit a police officer
An Ewa/Pearl City district judge suspended the driver's license of Mitsu-Ken co-owner Brad K. Kaneshiro for six months, ordered him to pay a $500 fine and perform 180 hours of community service for driving drunk and hitting a police officer.
Kaneshiro, 42, pleaded no contest earlier this month to operating a vehicle while highly intoxicated and for misdemeanor negligent injury.
In the early morning hours of Oct. 28, Kaneshiro's vehicle struck Honolulu police Sgt. Mike Clark and some vehicles at a traffic stop on Moanalua Freeway.
Clark suffered serious injuries that kept him hospitalized. He was at Kaneshiro's sentencing yesterday in the Ewa/Pearl City District Court. However, he remains on injured leave with the Honolulu Police Department and has yet to return to work.
Kaneshiro also was taken to the hospital, but was treated and released. His blood-alcohol content was 0.21, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 for operating a vehicle.
The license suspension and fine are for driving while highly intoxicated. The community service is for the negligent injury.
Judge James Dannenberg also sentenced Kaneshiro to six months in prison for the negligent injury but suspended that portion of the sentence for one year. If Kaneshiro stays out of trouble for that period, the conviction will be removed from his criminal record.
The other co-owner of Mitsu-Ken Catering on School Street is still awaiting his day in court.
Lyle Nonaka is facing charges of first- and second-degree sexual assault and first-degree promotion of child abuse involving a 14-year-old boy. His trial in Circuit Court is scheduled for March 31.