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Maui Man Released After Domestic Abuse Charges

August 21, 2013, 8:59 AM HST
* Updated August 21, 9:00 AM
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Kevin Vaivai. Photo courtesy MPD.

Kevin Vaivai. Photo courtesy MPD.

By Maui Now Staff

A Maui man was arrested and charged with abuse of a family member by strangulation and child abuse/neglect, police said.

The charges stem from a domestic abuse incident reported over the weekend.

According to police reports, officers responded to the Maui Memorial Medical Center at 10:37 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, for a report of a male juvenile who was reportedly being treated after an alleged confrontation with his father, Kevin Vaivai, 38, of Lahaina.

Several hours later, at 1:25 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 19, police arrested and charged Vaivai in connection with the incident, according to Maui Police Lt. William Juan.

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Vaivai is employed with the  state Sheriff’s Department, according to police reports.

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Police say Vaivai was released at around 3:23 a.m. on Monday after posting $5,200 bail, said Lt. Juan.

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