Tourist gets jail for abuse
A California tourist was given jail time Monday after nearly a dozen abuse-related charges against his girlfriend last week, police said.
Andrew Hopkins, 27, of San Ramon, Calif., was convicted of 12 counts of harassment and was sentenced to two days in jail, according to court documents.
The charges began around 11 p.m Sept. 5 when Hopkins and his girlfriend got into an argument inside their hotel room in Kaanapali, police said. During the fight, the girlfriend tried to escape from the room three times but was dragged back inside each time by Hopkins.
On the third attempt, the girlfriend screamed and alerted nearby guests who called police. Police found the woman with abrasions to her right forearm and arrested Hopkins for physical abuse, police said.
Hopkins posted $1,000 bail the following day and was issued a 48-hour warning citation to not contact his girlfriend, police said.
However, the tourist called and texted his girlfriend 11 times between 2 and 9 a.m. and was arrested again with bail set this time at $21,000.