Dwight Tucker is the first man to get arrested for breaking quarantine rules in Hawaii | April 1
Hawaii: Leave it to a Florida man to violate a similar order in another state. Florida man Dwight Tucker was arrested on the island of Kauaʻi on Tuesday afternoon for violating Hawaii’s mandatory 14-day quarantine for all incoming visitors and residents because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Hawaii Gov. David Ige instituted the mandatory 14-day quarantine order for anyone arriving on or after March 26. Tucker flew into the Island on Monday and checked into his hotel in the city of Kapaʻa, where he was supposed to stay for 14 days — without leaving the room to even get food from a restaurant.
When he was arrested on Tuesday, police said, he was in a city nearly 40 minutes away, in Hanalei.
Tucker was booked into the local jail on a misdemeanor charge but was quickly freed after posting $100 bail. He is scheduled to appear in court on May 27. Tucker was the first visitor to be arrested in the state for violating the quarantine order. There have been other quarantine-related arrests on the island, but none from visitors.
Police say Dwight Tucker was not showing symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus that can lead to severe respiratory infections.
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