Maunakea enforcement surpasses 7,000 citations

KAILUA-KONA — 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 Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200) which began Aug. 15.

The continuing efforts of police during the new weeklong period covering Nov. 21-28 has resulted in the issuance of an additional 329 traffic citations and three suspects arrested for five offenses. The 329 citations were categorized as follows:

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Speeding (162)

Excessive Speeding (7)

Seat Belt (27)

Child Restraint (0)

Cellular Phone/Electronic device (2)

Tint (2)

No Driver’s License (9)

No Insurance (7)

Unsafe vehicle (10)

Other moving violation (11)

No License plate (9)

Regulatory (83)

Parking (0)

The five arrested offenses were categorized as follows:

Contempt/Failure to appear warrants (1)

Habitually Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (1)

Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (1)

Driving with a Revoked License (1)

No Insurance (1)

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The combined total of the 15-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by the Hawaii Police Department stands at 7,241 citations issued and 69 persons arrested for 130 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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