11-21-19 Daniel K. Inouye traffic enforcement (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department 
Field Operations, Area I                                
Major Samuel Jelsma                 


Media Release (Update)

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 weeklong period covering last Thursday (November 14, 2019) to date, has resulted in the issuance of an additional 327 traffic citations and 4 suspects arrested for 4 offenses.  The 327 citations were categorized as follows:

  • Speeding (159)
  • Excessive Speeding (0)
  • Seatbelt (20)
  • Child Restraint (3)
  • Cellular Phone/Electronic device (0)
  • Tint (2)
  • No Driver’s License (12)
  • No Insurance (19)
  • Unsafe vehicle (5)
  • Other moving violation (12)
  • No License plate (6)
  • Regulatory (89)
  • Parking (0)

The 4 arrested offenses were categorized as follows:

  • Contempt/Failure to appear warrants (2)
  • Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (2)

The combined total of the 14-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by Hawaii Police Department stands at 6912 citations issued and 66 persons arrested for 125 offenses.   The effort will continue for the duration of the ongoing protest situation to promote the safety of motorists and pedestrians alike. 

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