Arrests and citations continue to climb amid enhanced traffic enforcement efforts on Saddle

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island police continue to issue citations and make arrests amid enhanced traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway near Maunakea Access Road and the Thirty Meter Telescope protest.

Since Aug. 15, the Hawaii Police Department has issued 7,677 citations and arrested 71 people for 132 offenses, according to a press release issued Friday morning.

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In the past week, police issued 436 citations and arrested two people for two offenses.

Speeding (226)

Excessive Speeding (4)

Seatbelt (12)

Child Restraint (1)

Cellular Phone/Electronic device (7)

Tint (17)

No Driver’s License (6)

No Insurance (20)

Unsafe vehicle (13)

Other moving violation (2)

No License plate (16)

Regulatory (112)

Parking (0)

The two arrested offenses were categorized as follows:

Contempt/Failure to appear warrants (1)

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Disorderly Conduct (1)

“The effort will continue for the duration of the ongoing protest situation to promote the safety of motorist and pedestrians alike,” the department stated in the media release.

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