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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, May 13, 2010

Honolulu police officer convicted, must pay $580

Advertiser Staff

A Honolulu police officer has been convicted in Las Vegas of misdemeanor driving under the influence and marijuana charges stemming from his arrest last August. He was in Las Vegas to take part in a softball tournament.

A justice of the peace Tuesday found Kevin Fujioka, 38, guilty of the two misdemeanor charges and ordered Fujioka to pay $580 in fines and fees.

Prosecutor Bruce Nelson yesterday said that a felony charge of driving under the influence against Fujioka was dismissed because it conflicted with the misdemeanor DUI charge.

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.