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May 2019
Tim Bilecki

Marine Alleged of DUI, Hitting Pedestrian, and Fleeing Scene, Serves 2 Months

Violation of Article 111 (Drunken Operation of a Vehicle), Article 128 (Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Assault with Means Likely to Cause Death or Serious Bodily Injury), Article 134 (Fleeing the Scene of an Accident, and Reckless Endangerment)
Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe, Hawaii
Marine Sergeant – E-5
Not guilty of all charges except reckless endangerment, sentenced to forfeitures and two months restriction. No rank reduction and no discharge from the Marine Corps.

A Marine Sergeant was involved in a motor vehicle accident on base, where he was accused of driving under the influence, hitting a pedestrian and injuring them, and subsequently fleeing the scene. He was later arrested by military police, investigated by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and then charged at a general court martial.

After preferral of charges, he retained Hawaii court martial lawyer Tim Bilecki to defend him. The defense involved rejecting multiple plea deals and took the case to trial, contesting the allegations of intoxication, and arguing that the Sergeant was unaware he had hit the pedestrian, which was why he did not stop. At the end of a week-long trial, he was found guilty of reckless endangerment, likely due to his speed, but acquitted of all other charges.

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