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Father-son duo charged with crimes connected to shooting at driver and ramming vehicle on Hawaii island

  • COURTESY HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
                                Chad Vierra and Koapaka Vierra

    COURTESY HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT

    Chad Vierra and Koapaka Vierra

Hawaii County detectives arrested and charged a father and son from Keaau with several crimes related to a traffic-related altercation Wednesday in Keaau.

Chad Vierra, 43, was charged with first-degree terroristic threatening and various drug and ammunition charges. His bail was set at $9,000.

Koapaka Vierra, 23, was charged with two counts of first-degree criminal property damage. His bail was set at $10,000.

Just before 5 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to an area of Keaau Bypass Road (Highway 130) and Railroad Avenue for a report of two vehicle drivers pursuing one another and one driver firing a gun at the other vehicle.

Police said that Chad Vierra had reportedly been in a recent verbal altercation with the victim, another man, and had pointed a gun at him.

The two men were allegedly in a back-and-forth chasing of each other, police said.

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