Police write 540 tickets, arrest three on DKI Highway

Police said that between Oct. 3-9, stepped-up enforcement on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Highway 200) near the protester blockade on Maunakea Access Road resulted in 540 traffic citations and three suspects arrested for three offenses.

The 540 citations were categorized as follows: speeding, 282; excessive speeding, three; seat belt violations, 39; child restraint violations, four; illegal use of cellphone or electronic device, four; excessive windshield or window tinting, 12; driving without a license, 22; driving without insurance, 21; unsafe vehicle, 20; other moving violations, 13; no license plates, 17; and regulatory violations, 103.

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Police say no parking tickets were written.

The three arrests were on warrants for contempt of court or failure to appear.

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The combined total of the eight-week-long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement effort that started Aug. 15 stands at 4,632 citations issued and 46 persons arrested for 74 offenses.

The effort will continue for the duration of the protest situation to promote safety of motorists and pedestrians, police said.

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