Judge drops virus-related case against US surgeon general

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2020, file photo, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams speaks during a press conference on the second day of surge COVID-19 testing, at Kalakaua District Park in Honolulu. A lawyer for Surgeon General Adams pleaded not guilty Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, on behalf of Adams who was cited by Honolulu police for being in a closed park during a trip to help Hawaii cope with a spike in coronavirus cases. Adams didn't travel to Hawaii for the arraignment. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP, File)

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams speaks about the coronavirus in April at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

HONOLULU — A judge in Honolulu dismissed charges Wednesday against U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams after he was cited for allegedly violating local coronavirus restrictions while in Hawaii to help with COVID-19 surge testing efforts.