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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, May 4, 2002

Manslaughter suspect ordered to rehab for DUI

By Eloise Aguiar
Advertiser Staff Writer

Kam K. Williams, who is awaiting trial on a manslaughter charge in the head-on collision death of Lorrie-Ann Wiley on Jan. 2, 2001, in Waimanalo, was told to complete an Alcohol Abuse Rehabilitation Program for a separate drunk driving conviction.

Williams, 20, was convicted Nov. 14, 2000, on a DUI charge and for driving without a license on Aug. 13, 2000. He was sentenced to license suspension of 90 days, fined $225 for both offenses and was to undergo alcohol assessment, according to the Prosecuting Attorney's office.

He failed to appear March 22 in District Court to confirm that he had complied with the sentencing.

In a Kane'ohe District Court appearance April 26, Williams was told he had six months to complete the rehabilitation program and must attend 24 Alcoholic Anonymous meetings, said Jim Fulton, Prosecuting Attorney public affairs director. Williams also was fined $150 and told he could not reapply for a license for 90 days, Fulton said.

Williams was indicted by the O'ahu grand jury on the manslaughter charge April 3 in the head-on collision case, for which police said he tested positive for DUI and was driving with a suspended license.

City Deputy Prosecutor Nora Garrod has said that the previous DUI and three convictions for driving without a license led her office to seek the more serious charge of manslaughter, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years, rather than first-degree negligent homicide. Williams posted a $100,000 bail for the manslaughter charge and is scheduled to go to trial the week of June 10.