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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Honolulu police officer guilty of marijuana, driving charges in Vegas

Associated Press

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Kevin Fujioka

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LAS VEGAS A Honolulu police officer was convicted in Las Vegas of misdemeanor driving under the influence and marijuana charges stemming from his arrest last August while taking part in a softball tournament.

Prosecutor Bruce Nelson said Wednesday that a felony charges of driving under the influence was dismissed for 38-year-old Kevin Fujioka because it conflicted with the misdemeanor DUI charge.

A Las Vegas justice of the peace found Fujioka guilty Tuesday of the two misdemeanor charges and ordered Fujioka to pay $580 in fines and fees.

Prosecutors last month dropped a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge against another Honolulu police officer, 47-year-old Shayne Souza, after he pleaded guilty to obstructing a public officer.

Souza and Fujioka were arrested Aug. 15 in a van near a park several miles west of the Las Vegas Strip.