Kalaheo woman faces multiple charges

LIHU‘E — A 20-year-old Kalaheo woman was arrested Monday night for allegedly operating a motor vehicle at excessive speed, possessing a dangerous drug and drug paraphernalia, and motor vehicle theft.

Zayna Matsusaka-Perreira was arrested at approximately 9 p.m. after being pulled over for allegedly traveling at speeds in excess of 80 mph.

This incident marks Matsusaka-Perreira’s second arrest in two months. She posted $1,000 bail on a similar charge in late September.

According to court documents, Matsusaka-Perreira was charged with five separate counts: theft of a motor vehicle, reckless driving, driving 80 MPH in a 30 MPH zone, possession of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and less than three grams of marijuana.

In early August of this year, according to court documents, Matsusaka-Perreira failed to appear at her hearing and was charged with two counts of criminal contempt of court.

Matsusaka-Perreira is currently out on bail and awaiting her Nov. 18 court appearance.


Jason Blasco, reporter, can be reached at 245-0437 or jblasco@thegardenisland.com.

  1. awapuhi October 29, 2020 7:15 am Reply

    Why is she out on bail? She is obviously a threat to the Public.

  2. Doug October 29, 2020 9:35 am Reply

    So, the second charge in two months and out on bail again???? No wonder our stuff is stolen and people are killed on this island! It will probably take someone getting mowed down by her at 80 miles an hour for the system to finally put her where she belongs. Oh, I forgot , let’s put the poor woman into a rehab program once she goes through the court system so she can do it all over again!

  3. david presley October 29, 2020 12:39 pm Reply

    “out on bail” Why not just give her a gun and have her shoot up a school? I suppose she has to kill a few people with a car before the courts consider her a danger. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. There is nothing wrong with this county passing a banishment law. She is the perfect example of someone that needs it. Guilty, no jail time. A one-way ticket anywhere you want to go and never come back. Cheaper for those of us paying taxes. Safer for our children that are out on the streets.

  4. Ashley October 30, 2020 11:21 am Reply

    Out on bail!!!! What a joke! This clearly isn’t her first time attending this rodeo. Although I agree with one of the other comment about sending her away with a one way ticket I know sadly that’s not going to happen. She needs to have some serious jail time. All these little catch and release is just helping to create the monster she’s becoming with no disregard for herself and more importantly the innocent lives she’s endangering. LOCK HER UP!!!

  5. jake October 31, 2020 8:02 am Reply

    I see that last name a lot in the arrest log. Is that, like, a crime family on Kauai?

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