DHHL familiar with members of group manning ‘checkpoint’

HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Mike Nizo, left, and Kepa Kaeo count vehicles going up the Maunakea Access Road on Wednesday from the "Aloha Safety Checkpoint."
HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald The "Aloha Safety Checkpoint" is still active Wednesday along the Maunakea Access Road.

The head of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands said a group that started an “Aloha Safety Checkpoint” on beneficiary lands along the Maunakea Access Road this week did so without permission.