Lawmaker arrested for DUI

HONOLULU — Honolulu police said Tuesday they had arrested a woman for driving under the influence of an intoxicant after she was observed driving the wrong way down a one-way street.

Police did not identify the woman but Hawaii News Now identified her as state Oahu Rep. Sharon Har.


Har’s legislative office told The Associated Press she would issue a statement on the matter. Har didn’t immediately respond to a text message seeking comment.

Honolulu police said they arrested a 52-year-old woman at 10:20 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Piikoi and Beretania Street. Honolulu Police Department spokesperson Sarah Yoro didn’t identify the individual arrested.

House Speaker Scott Saiki in a statement called the incident “unfortunate.”


“We are wishing Representative Har and her family the best right now,” he said.

Har is a Democrat who represents Kapolei and Makakilo. She was first elected to the state House in 2006. She is also an attorney specializing in real estate, land use and construction litigation.

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