Hawai`i Police Department officers assigned to be in place for the TMT protestor blockade and encampment on Mauna Kea access road continued the stepped-up traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway which began on August 15, 2019.
The continued efforts of Police from August 29 through September 5 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)
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 five 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 HPD stands at 1806 citations issued and 19 persons arrested for 34 offenses.
HPD officials say the effort will continue for the duration of the ongoing protest situation to promote the safety of motorists and pedestrians alike.