NO. 29078 - Monday, August 10, 2009 - 9 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent-Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. ABIYE ASSAYE, Petitioner-Defendant-Appellant.
Attorney(s) for Petitioner-Defendant-Appellant(s)
Honorable John M. Tonaki, Public Defender, and James S. Tabe, Deputy Public Defender
Attorney(s) for Respondent-Plaintiff-Appellee(s)
Honorable Peter B. Carlisle, Prosecuting Attorney, and Brian R. Vincent, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, City & County of Honolulu
NOTE: Certificate of Recusal by Justice Mark E. Recktenwald, filed 5/13/09.
NOTE: Order assigning Judge Victoria S. Marks in place of Recktenwald, recused, filed 5/14/09.
COURT: RTYM, CJ; PAN, SRA & JED, JJ, and Circuit Judge Victoria S. Marks in place of Recktenwald, recused.
Petitioner-Defendant-Appellant, Abiye Assaye, has applied for a writ of certiorari from the Intermediate Court of Appeals' January 13, 2009 summary disposition order affirming the District Court of the First Circuit's judgment convicting Assaye of the offense of excessive speeding, in violation of Hawai`i Revised Statutes (HRS) § 291C-105(a)(1) and/or (a)(2) (Supp. 2006). In his application for writ of certiorari before this court, Assaye asserts that the ICA gravely erred (1) "in concluding that [Respondent-Plaintiff-Appellee, State of Hawai`i ('prosecution'),] laid the requisite foundation for the admissibility of the laser gun reading pursuant to State v. Stoa, 112 Hawai`i 260, 265, 145 P.3d 803, 808 (App. 2006)," and (2) "by failing to recognize that the [prosecution] did not lay the requisite foundation for admissibility of the laser gun reading as required by State v. Wallace, 80 Hawai`i 382, 910 P.2d 695 (1996), and State v. Manewa, 115 Hawai`i 343, 167 P.2d 336 (2007)."