Kimiai’s case is slowly making its way through SF Courts.
It’s been several months since SF Bay Area Uber driver Subhakar Khadka was violently berated and attacked by three UBER passengers partway through a ride all because Kimiai refused to don a mask per the rideshare program’s user agreement.
The main combatant seen in Khadka’s dash-mounted camera has since been identified as 24-year-old Arna Kimiai. In the video we see Kimiai not only cough on Khadka, but attempt to snatch his phone and rip off his mask, too.
To add insult to injury, prior to exiting Khadka’s car at his request, one of the three allegedly sprayed pepper spray into the back of his car.
Within a week of Khadka’s video going viral we learned Kimiai surrendered to police and was charged with attempted robbery, assault on a hired driver (both felonies,) an additional misdemeanor count of battery and one count for violating the local health ordinance.
The pepper-spraying driver was ID’d as Malaysia King who, coincidentally, was picked up by Las Vegas Police days after Khadka’s incident with unrelated crimes linked to alleged bank fraud.
Since Kimiai’s voluntary surrender, a lot has transpired.
Khadka’s GoFundMe completed, raising over $100,000
That Uber driver from Nepal, forced into the spotlight for Kimiai’s egregious actions, received an overwhelming amount of support.
A GoFundMe started on his behalf wrapped up in April raising $106,216 in total.
According to Cyan Bannister, the GFM’s organizer,
“Thank you so much to everyone who made your kind and gracious donations to Subhakar to help in during his difficult ordeal.“
“We far exceeded our original goal through your kindness and it means the world for Subhakar and offers him stability during his time of need.“
Kimiai’s been sued in the past for negligent driving.
Court documents obtained by TMZ show Kimiai’s battling a civil suit filed a month prior to her incident with Khadka. In the suit filed in Los Angeles, another woman accused Kimiai of negligent driving in 2019 making an unsafe turn which resulted in her vehicle getting hit.
Kimiai filmed herself going 122 MPH
Kimiai further incriminated herself posting a throwback video she filmed in June 2020 on social media of herself hitting 122 MPH on the freeway in a McLaren.
Not only does Kimiai point her smartphone at the McLaren’s digital speedo as proof of her triple-digit malfeasance, she’s using a smartphone too, itself against California’s distracted driving laws.
Kimiai enters not guilty plea
Arna Kimiai, along with previously arrested co-defendant Malaysia King appeared, via ZOOM on April 13, and was formally charged for her actions during her UBER ride.
Kimiai entered a not guilty plea.
Here are Kimiai’s charges as entered,
- 243,3PC/M- battery is committed against the person of an operator, driver. Punishable by $10,000 fine and/or one year jail.
- 120295HS/M- violation of local health ordinance punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and/or a 90 day jail sentence.
- 664211PC/F- attempted robbery punishable by up to a $10,000 fine and/or five years in prison.
Arna Kimiai is set to appear for her formal trial on Oct, 14,2021
Kimiai’s since deleted all forms of social media.
Kimiai’s arrested again for disorderly conduct
Kimiai can’t seem to stay out of trouble. According to smartphone footage shared via social media, on June 3, 2021 Kimiai is seen running from Los Angeles police shortly after attempting to assault a group of bystanders.
🚨Arrested again… That girl Arna Kimiai who went viral for coughing on an UBER driver back in March was arrested again in Los Angeles for disorderly conduct.— Asian Dawn (@AsianDawn4) June 3, 2021
In the video, she is seen running to attack a group of young men right before police detained her.
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Police eventually detain Kimiai and slap cuffs around her wrists before presumably charging and formally arresting her.
Can Kimiai stay out of trouble before her trial? We’ll see, but it’s not looking good.