Young man gets break for testing police

LIHU‘E — For shining a laser-light at police officers and leading them on a pursuit in 2009, Arquilo Laoang Remigio Jr. of Waimea was sentenced Wednesday in 5th Circuit Court.

He was facing second-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree hindering prosecution. He pleaded guilty to hindering prosecution.

Judge Kathleen Watanabe granted a motion for deferred sentencing and placed Remigio on  one year’s probation with credit for time served. She also ordered a substance abuse evaluation and ordered him to pay a $500 fine.

 The state dismissed the other charge that will still apply to a missing co-defendant.

Deputy Public Defender Christian Enright said Remigio, 21, had just turned 18 at the time of the crime in August 2009.

Co-defendant Glenn Mark Mislang Bisarra has been wanted for three years on the same charges.

Remigio apologized to the court and said he has since broken all contact with the co-defendant and has devoted his life to his family, including a 1-year-old baby, and his job.

• Tom LaVenture, staff writer, can be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 224) or tlaventure@thegardenisland.com.

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