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MADD-Hawai‘i Honors Eight HPD Officers

November 23, 2016, 10:30 AM HST
* Updated November 23, 12:12 PM
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Chief Harry Kubojiri congratulates East Hawaiʻi Officers Gregg Karonis, Bryson Miyose, Jacob Obermiller and Erhard Autrata.

Chief Harry Kubojiri congratulates East Hawaiʻi Officers Gregg Karonis, Bryson Miyose, Jacob Obermiller and Erhard Autrata. HPD photo.

Major Mitchell Kanehailua congratulates West Hawaiʻi Officers Adam Roberg, Kimo Keliipaakaua, Chandler Nacino and Severo Ines.

Major Mitchell Kanehailua congratulates West Hawaiʻi Officers Adam Roberg, Kimo Keliipaakaua, Chandler Nacino and Severo Ines. HPD photo.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving-Hawaiʻi, in cooperation with Big Island Toyota, honored eight Big Island police officers this week  for their efforts and dedication this year to the fight against drunk and drugged driving.

On Monday, Nov. 21, 2016,  four East Hawaiʻi officers were honored at a luncheon at the Hilo Yacht Club: Hāmākua Patrol Officer Gregg Karonis for four DUI arrests, Puna Patrol Officer Bryson Miyose for 22 DUI arrests, South Hilo Patrol Officer Jacob Obermiller for 25 DUI arrests and Area I Traffic Enforcement Unit Officer Erhard Autrata for 43 DUI arrests.

On Tuesday, Nov. 22, four West Hawaiʻi officers were honored at a luncheon at Fumi’s Kitchen in Kailua-Kona: South Kohala Patrol Officer Severo Ines for five DUI arrests, Kona Patrol Officer Chandler Nacino for 12 DUI arrests, Kona Patrol Officer Adam Roberg for 21 DUI arrests and Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit Officer Kimo Keli‘ipa‘akaua for 24 DUI arrests.

This year, MADD-Hawaiʻi, co-sponsored by Servco Pacific/Toyota Hawaii, reinstated their police recognition awards by recognizing officers throughout the state for their efforts to reduce deaths and injuries on our roadways from impaired drivers.

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