708-824  Failure to control widely dangerous means.  (1)  A person commits the offense of failure to control widely dangerous means if, knowing that widely dangerous means are endangering life or property, the person negligently fails to take measures to prevent or mitigate the danger and:

     (a)  The person knows that the person is under an official, contractual, or other legal duty to take measures to prevent, control, or mitigate the danger; or

     (b)  The means were employed by the person or with the person’s assent, or on premises in the person’s custody or control.

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 708-824

  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.

     (2)  Failure to control widely dangerous means is a misdemeanor.