Police: 4,632 citations issued, 46 arrested amid stepped-up traffic enforcement near Maunakea Access Road

KAILUA-KONA — Stepped-up traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway near Maunakea Access Road continues amid the Thirty Meter Telescope protest.

Since Aug. 15, the Hawaii Police Department has issued 4,632 citations and arrested 46 people for 74 offenses, the department said Thursday.

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In the past week, police issued 540 citations and arrested three people for three offenses.

The 540 citations were categorized as follows:

• Speeding (282)

• Excessive Speeding (3)

• Seat belt (39)

• Child Restraint (4)

• Cellular Phone/Electronic device (4)

• Tint (12)

• No Driver’s License (22)

• No Insurance (21)

• Unsafe vehicle (20)

• Other moving violation (13)

• No License plate (17)

• Regulatory (103)

• Parking (0)

The three arrested offenses were categorized as follows:

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• Contempt/Failure to appear warrants (3)

The department said 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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