Entertainer Danny Kaleikini induction vote delayed; facing DUI charges

Published On: Apr 09 2014 09:35:00 PM HST

A vote to approve a measure to induct long time local entertainer Danny Kaleikini into the Aloha Order of Merit has been delayed until Friday.

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On Wednesday morning the Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources and Hawaiian Affairs did not have enough members to make a decision on the resolution.

According to Governor Neil Abercrombie, the Aloha Merit of Honor is for "individuals who have provided extraordinary service and brought great honor to the State of Hawaii."

Kaleikini is known to be the "Ambassador of Aloha" and a half a dozen people testified to support him.

"Even though he spreads his aloha internationally, he always had a very, very strong special place for the Hawaiian people and often talked about it," said testifier Leimana Damate.

The 76-year-old entertainer was charged with driving under the influence last Friday night.

Kaleikini posted bail and was released.


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