Police say Kalei Goodwin tried to run over officers with car

LIHUE — A man who reportedly tried to run over three police officers pleaded not guilty Monday.

Kalei Goodwin appeared before Judge Kathleen Watanabe for two cases stemming from a February arrest. Police say he tried to run over Kauai police officers Brian Silva, James Rodriguez and Kapena Wilson while they were on duty, according to the Attorney General’s Office.

In one case, Goodwin is charged with possession of a prohibited substance, place to keep a pistol or revolver, place to keep ammunition, promoting a dangerous drug 2, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of promoting a dangerous drug in the third degree, promoting a harmful drug in the third degree, assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest using physical force and promoting a dangerous detrimental drug in the third degree.

His bail is set for $500,000 on that case.

In the second case, Goodwin, 31, is facing promoting a dangerous drug in the third degree, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest charges. His bail is $200,000.

He has arrests dating back to 2005.

On Monday, his attorney, Chris Donahoe, requested a jury trial for both cases.

On Feb. 9, police say Goodwin and his accomplice, Kanbert Alapai, were driving separate cars when they attempted to run over the officers.

Alapai, 35, pleaded not guilty on Feb. 28 to resisting an order to stop, three counts of attempted murder in the first degree, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, three counts of promoting a dangerous drug in the third degree and two counts promoting a detrimental drug in the third degree.

Alapai has been previously arrested on the possession drug paraphernalia, weapons, methamphetamine and promoting dangerous drugs charges.

His bail is set for $250,000.

Both men were indicted by a grand jury on Feb. 16.

Goodwin will be back in court on July 24 for a trial.

Alapai is set to go to trial on Aug. 7.

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