WAILUKU - Saying "no more chances," a judge ordered a five-year prison term for a Makawao man who had been repeatedly given opportunities on probation after being arrested for crimes over a three-year period.
"You went from having all of these cases dismissed against you to going to prison - a complete turnaround," 2nd Circuit Judge Richard Bissen said Wednesday in sentencing Logan Franco, 21.
"I cannot think of a case that I've sat on of somebody getting more chances than you. You definitely have the record. And so today, there's no more chances."
Franco had pleaded no contest to three counts of first-degree terroristic threatening for driving toward police officers who had gone to his residence June 16 to arrest him on a bench warrant.
After seeing the officers, Franco got into his vehicle and reversed up the driveway before accelerating into the street so the three officers had to jump out of the way, police said.
Franco was arrested the next day while trying to climb out of a window at the home.
In another case, he had been given an opportunity to keep convictions for second-degree forgery and third-degree theft off his record if he followed court requirements for five years. That chance was set aside Wednesday, and he was sentenced to a five-year prison term to be served at the same time.
Deputy Prosecutor Emlyn Higa had recommended the prison term, describing efforts by Franco's probation officer to have him participate in residential drug treatment since he was placed on probation in November 2012.
After at first denying he abused drugs, Franco didn't make it to appointments and resisted drug testing, Higa said.
When Franco was given a second chance to keep convictions off his record and ordered to turn himself in at the jail Sept. 20, he twice left before he could be taken into custody, Higa said.
"The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior," he said.
"He's the one that left us with no choice," Higa said. "He's been given every opportunity, every chance. We've exhausted everything already. There really is no alternative. It would be a travesty if he was given probation again."
Defense attorney Ben Lowenthal asked for a chance for Franco to be taken straight from jail into residential drug treatment.
"Addiction and the constant drug use is what has led him to where he is today," Lowenthal said. "Sentencing him to prison is not going to change the issues that are in play."
In court, Franco apologized and asked for another chance.
"I was acting like a young spoiled kid," he said. "I realize it's not the life I want to live."
Bissen said Franco's lawyer should make his arguments to the parole board, which will determine how much time Franco serves before he is eligible for parole.