Pukalani man charged with habitual DUI

WAILUKU — A Pukalani man was ordered to submit to continuous alcohol monitoring after he was charged with habitually driving under the influence of alcohol.

Darrin Lenett, 52, was arrested Dec. 20 on the felony charge based on at least two prior DUI convictions within the past 10 years, according to the complaint filed against him in Wailuku District Court. He also is charged with driving after his license was suspended or revoked for impaired driving and first-degree terroristic threatening.

Lenett allegedly threatened a police DUI Task Force officer with a knife, the complaint says.

During his initial appearance Tuesday in Wailuku District Court, Deputy Prosecutor Brant Yoshimoto sought increased bail for Lenett, who posted a $1,250 bond to be released following his arrest.

Judge Kirstin Hamman denied the request and ordered Lenett to enroll in continuous alcohol monitoring for 90 days.

Court records show Lenett was convicted of two counts of DUI last year for arrests in January 2020 and June. He was ordered to pay a $250 fine in each case.


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