A Kaneohe man and a Mililani man are the latest people to be arrested by special agents from the Hawaii Department of the Attorney General Investigations Division for violating the state’s current mandatory traveler quarantine.

One of the men is a candidate for the state House of Representatives.

According to a press release Tuesday from the Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center, 61-year-old Michael J. “Kilomana” Danner of Kaneohe was first arrested on June 18 by deputy sheriffs from the Department of Public Safety at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport for “refusing to complete” the mandatory travel form and the order for self-quarantine.

A screen shot from Kilomana Danner’s campaign page on Facebook. Screenshot

“AG investigators say Danner then began posting on social media that he was going to defy the state’s quarantine laws and was not going to abide by them,” the press release said. “They say he also posted his activities on his wife’s social media site. The Special Agents served Danner twice with orders restricting him to stay in quarantine at his residence and say he continued to post his defiance.”

Danner’s bail was posted at $2,000.

Ettajane Danner, Kilomana Danner’s campaign treasurer, confirmed that he is running as a Republican for the House District 49 seat (Kaneohe, Maunawili, Olomana) held by Democrat Scot Matayoshi.

Ettajane Danner said that she and Kilomana Danner were returning to Hawaii from Arizona when the incident at the airport occurred. Ettajane Danner said Kilomana Danner should have been exempted from the quarantine rule because he is a construction worker and a pastor.

Speaking of law enforcement and House reps, on June 23 House District 11 Rep. Tina Wildberger (Kihei, Wailea, Makena) and her husband were cited by police for allegedly violating a coronavirus stay-at-home order on a Maui beach.

According to The Associated Press, “Tina Wildberger asked the officer to cite them because she believed there should be a discussion about not criminalizing stretching and yoga exercises while providing safe spaces during a health lockdown.”

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