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Bodycam Video Rep Matt LoPresti DUI Arrest
By Video @ 12:02 PM :: 2948 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Politicians

KHON: WATCH: Body camera video of lawmaker’s DUI arrest

HNN: HPD releases body cam footage of state lawmaker’s arrest on suspicion of DUI

Honolulu police arrest Ewa Rep. Matthew LoPresti on DUI charge (again)

SA June 18, 2022: … LoPresti, 48, was arrested at around 11:45 p.m. near the intersection of Fort Weaver and Geiger roads, according to Honolulu Police Department records, after responding police detected “a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath.”

An incident report released by HPD and submitted by Sgt. Steven Chun also said that LoPresti’s eyes were “red, watery, and glassy” while interacting with police.….

The report said LoPresti’s vehicle had started to “roll forward” as if LoPresti had removed his foot from his car’s brake pedal, during which Chun instructed LoPresti to stop. While parking his own vehicle, Chun said, LoPresti’s began rolling away for a second time.

“I placed my subsidized motor vehicle in the park position and noticed that the Chevy was again rolling forward,” Chun said in his report. He then reportedly shouted “Police” at LoPresti and told him to “stay right there while simultaneously activating my blue and white strobe lights.” After repositioning his vehicle and while walking toward LoPresti’s, Chun reported, the brake lights on LoPresti’s vehicle became illuminated….

The woman in LoPresti’s vehicle was taken home by one of the responding officers, according to Chun’s report, suggesting that she had been drinking as well. Police moved the vehicle to the parking lot in the Ewa Town Center.

LoPresti had to surrender his driver’s license, although he was given a temporary permit…..

Hawaii court records show that LoPresti was arrested and convicted in 2001 for a drunk driving charge.

Lo Presti, a Democrat, represents District 41 including Ewa Villages, Ocean Pointe and Ewa Beach. He is running unopposed in the Aug. 13 primary election, and in November will face either David A. Alcos III or Daniel P. Wade, who are competing for the Republican nomination….  

read … Honolulu police arrest state Rep. Matthew LoPresti on DUI charge

SA Off the News: More troubles for LoPresti

KITV: LoPresti narrowly defeated Alcos in 2020 by 1.6% (203 votes.)

CB: LoPresti had been involved in an argument with a female passenger of the vehicle….He was reelected to his current position in 2020. Since then, he’s led the House’s new Progressive Caucus.

HNN: Police: Hawaii lawmaker declined field sobriety test in DUI arrest

Years of Alcoholic Rage:

PDF: Matt LoPresti Criminal Transcript

2010: Residency Challenge filed against Kioni Dudley Council Candidacy

2010: As debate looms, Honolulu Council Special Election residency challenges multiply

2010: LoPresti: Espero saw Dudley vandalize signs (UPDATE)

2011: LoPresti: Ewa Neighborhood Board 'Most Dysfunctional in USA'

2016: TRO, Drunk Driving, and Criminal History Divide HD41 Candidates

2016: Ewa Beach House Campaign: Stolen Signs, Bolt Cutters, and Confrontations with Police

2016: Ewa Beach campaign for state House turns ugly as accusations arise

2018: Intolerant Politicians: Green, LoPresti, Ing, Gabbard and More....

2018: LoPresti Caught Stealing campaign material (Again)

2018: GOP: LoPresti 'admitted criminal acts'--Should drop out of Race


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