Woman charged in assault of nurse

Bail was set at $1,000 for a woman who was arrested for assaulting a nurse at Maui Memorial Medical Center, according to police.

Bernadine Hasegawa, 49, of Kahului was charged with second-degree assault.

The assault occurred at about 12:45 p.m. Wednesday while Hasegawa was being held in the hospital’s Molokini Ward because of her violent and erratic behavior, according to a declaration filed in court to support the charge. Hasegawa assaulted and tried to strangle the nurse, who suffered pain and scratches, police said.