Hawaii County Police released the number of citations issued on Daniel K. Inouye Highway from Aug. 29 to Sept. 5.
According to their statement, police assigned to be in place for the TMT protester blockade and encampment on Maunakea Access Road continued the stepped up traffic enforcement efforts on the Saddle Road, which began Aug. 15.
The continuing efforts of police during the new weeklong period has resulted in the issuance of an additional 566 traffic citations and three suspects arrested for five offenses. The 566 citations were categorized as follows:
Excessive Speeding (1)
Seat belt (25)
Child Restraint (4)
Cellular Phone/Electronic device (12)
No Driver’s License (25)
No Insurance (30)
Unsafe vehicle (19)
Other moving violation (8)
No License plate (12)
The 5 arrested offenses were categorized as follows:
Driving under the Influence of Intoxicants (2)
Contempt warrants (3)
The combined total of the three-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by Hawaii Police Department stands at 1,806 citations issued and 19 persons arrested for 34 offenses. The effort will continue for the duration of the ongoing protest situation to promote the safety of motorist and pedestrians alike.