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Honolulu, HI – Officer Injured When Man Attempts to Flee on Vineyard Blvd

August 7, 2022

Liliha, HI (August 06, 2022) – A 28-year-old man was arrested after injuring a police officer while attempting to flee the scene after being suspected of driving under the influence.

At about 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 5th, an officer responded to reports of a stalled vehicle on Vineyard Boulevard in the area of Pua Lane in Liliha. 

Upon their arrival, officers discovered a man asleep at the wheel and commenced a DUI investigation.

The suspect originally consented to a field sobriety test, but eventually changed his mind and re-entered his vehicle. Officers attempted to remove the man from the vehicle, but he drove away from the scene, injuries an officer as he did so. 

The man then ditched the car and continued on foot but was soon apprehended by officers.

The area was shut down for more than three hours as the incident was investigated. 

The officer sustained injuries believed to be non-critical. 

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest, assault on a law enforcement officer, driving with a license that’s been suspended or revoked for DUI, and driving under the influence. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Pedestrian Accidents in Hawaii

Liliha, HI - Officer Injured When Man Attempts to Flee Crash Scene on Vineyard Blvd, Suspect Apprehended

If you were injured in a pedestrian accident caused by another person’s negligence, it is important that you reach out to a reputable Hawaii personal injury lawyer who understands what you and your family are going through. Having an experienced and aggressive advocator on your side will ensure you receive the full financial compensation for your injuries.

Some examples of driver behaviors that cause pedestrian accidents include:

  • Driver distraction, such as texting and making phone calls
  • Driving under the influence
  • Reckless driving
  • Inadequately maintained vehicles
  • Poorly designed intersections and roadways

Although pedestrian accidents happen for various reasons, an overwhelming majority of them are caused by irresponsible drivers.

These negligent driver behaviors put countless people in danger, especially cyclists, and pedestrians. When the person in control of a potentially deadly vehicle is careless or inattentive for even a split second, the chances of them taking a life or leaving a victim seriously injured are extremely high.  

At Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, we are focused on the full recovery of our clients in the fastest and most comfortable way possible. If you were injured in an accident due to a negligent driver, contact our personal injury attorneys in Hawaii today by calling (808) 537-2525. Schedule a free and confidential assessment of your potential case to find out what legal options are available to you.   

Notes: Our team of writers uses secondary sources such as news reports, and local and state police incident reports to create these posts. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this particular accident so if there is any information that is incorrect, please contact Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner right away so that we can update the post right away to reflect the most accurate information available. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene. None of the information in this post is intended to be legal advice or medical advice. If you are injured in an accident, seek medical assistance immediately. 

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