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David Croxford for Civil Beat

Short-Handed Kona Public Defender’s Office Won’t Accept New Drunken Driving Cases

Former Big Island Judge Robert Kim says DUI cases are starting to back up in Kona – a seaside town – and he worries it could affect public safety. Officials are exploring the idea of a program to provide limited license waivers to lawyers from the mainland who want to take government jobs in Hawaii to allow them to practice there.

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