Hawai`i Police Department officials assigned to be in place for the TMT protestor blockade and encampment on Mauna Kea access road continue the stepped-up traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway.
Authorities say the continuing efforts of police during the new weeklong period covering last Thursday to date have resulted in the issuance of an additional 329 traffic citations and three suspects arrested for five offenses.
The 329 citations were categorized as follows:
- Speeding (162)
- Excessive Speeding (7)
- Seatbelt (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)
The combined total of the 15-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by the Hawaiʻi 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.