Candidate court hearing story ‘inaccurate’
I am Dr. Addison Bulosan, and this letter is regarding an article published on July 8 about the results of my court hearing.
Unfortunately, the writer reported inaccurate results of my hearing and only allowed me an hour and a half to respond before it went to print. During that time, I was hosting a Facebook Live event supporting local businesses and musicians when he left a message.
The article miscommunicated the citation and ruling from the judge.
The correct information is: I plead no contest to being in a closed-park area, which is a petty misdemeanor. I paid a fine of $250 and was placed on a deferral period, which means the case will be dismissed in six months.
Wailua Falls holds a special place in my heart. It is a place where I connect with my ancestors, as my grandparents first introduced me to this place as a young boy. When I could pay my respects to my grandparents, I would often stop at Wailua Falls to send them my love.
Dr. Addison Bulosan, Lihu‘e