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717 Traffic Citations Issued & 2 Arrests Made on Saddle Road, Sept. 19–26

September 26, 2019, 10:14 AM HST
* Updated September 26, 10:55 AM
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Hawai‘i police assigned to be in place for the TMT protestor blockade and encampment on Mauna Kea Access Road continued their stepped-up traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200, Saddle Road), which began on Aug. 15, 2019.

The continuing efforts of police during the new weeklong period from Sept. 19 to 26 has resulted in the issuance of an additional 717 traffic citations and two suspects arrested for four offenses.

The 717 citations were categorized as follows:

Speeding (342)
Excessive Speeding (4)
Seatbelt (31)
Child Restraint (7)
Cellular Phone/Electronic device (4)
Tint (40)
No Driver’s License (15)
No Insurance (21)
Unsafe vehicle (38)
Other moving violation (14)
No License plate (22)
Regulatory (179)
Parking (0)

The four arrested offenses were categorized as follows:

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Contempt/Failure to appear warrants (4)

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The combined total of the 6-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by the Hawaiʻi Police Department stands at 3,501 citations issued and 37 persons arrested for 61 offenses.

The effort will continue for the duration of the ongoing protest situation to promote the safety of motorist and pedestrians alike.

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