11-14-19 Daniel K. Inouye Highway traffic enforcement (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department 
Field Operations, Area I                                                   
Major Samuel Jelsma                
Samuel.jelsma@hawaiicounty.gov   

 

Media Release

Police assigned to be in place for the TMT protestor blockade and encampment on Mauna Kea access road continued the stepped up traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200) which began on August 15, 2019. 

The continuing efforts of police during the new week-long period covering last Thursday (November 7) to date has resulted in the issuance of an additional 312 traffic citations and 2 suspects arrested for 11 offenses.  The 312 citations were categorized as follows:

  • Speeding (162)
  • Excessive Speeding (3)
  • Seatbelt (24)
  • Child Restraint (2)
  • Cellular Phone/Electronic device (0)
  • Tint (6)
  • No Driver’s License (7)
  • No Insurance (8)
  • Unsafe vehicle (7)
  • Other moving violation (6)
  • No License plate (9)
  • Regulatory (77)
  • Parking (1)

The 11 arrested offenses were categorized as follows:

  • Contempt/Failure to appear warrant (1)
  • Revocation of Probation warrants (2)
  • Resisting Order to Stop Motor Vehicle (1)
  • Reckless Driving (1)
  • Excessive Speed (2)
  • No Driver’s License (1)
  • No Insurance (1)
  • Promoting a Dangerous Drug (1)
  • Drug Paraphernalia (1)

The combined total of the 13-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by Hawaiʻi Police Department stands at 6585 citations issued and 62 persons arrested for 121 offenses.   The effort will continue for the duration of the ongoing protest situation to promote the safety of motorist and pedestrians alike. 


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