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Witness helps police catch hit-and-run suspect

By Star-Advertiser staff


A witness to a hit-and-run accident Friday night on the Likelike Highway followed the alleged suspect until the suspect pulled onto a side street where he was arrested.

The suspect crashed into the back of a motorcycle while driving makai-bound on the Likelike Highway near Alu Street around 11:10 p.m. and drove away, police said.

Paramedics took the motorcycle driver, a Honolulu man, to Queen's Medical Center in serious condition, police said. 

A witness followed the suspect's vehicle and called police. 

Alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash, but it is unknown whether speed was a factor, police said. An investigation is ongoing. 

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NoFlippinWay wrote:
I would like to send a big thank you to the witness. Nothing works me up more than hearing about these hit & run low lifes leaving the scene, of someone they hurt themselves, and then getting away with it. How do these people sleep at night?
on September 1,2012 | 03:07PM
peepee wrote:
The booze helps them to sleep very well, I guess. :-(
on September 1,2012 | 03:38PM
mbrgss wrote:
if it was a D.U.I ? an the fact it was a hit n' run! 10 years mandatory !!!!!!!!
on September 1,2012 | 05:29PM
soundofreason wrote:
on September 1,2012 | 06:02PM
entrkn wrote:
string him up
on September 1,2012 | 09:14PM
ejkorvette wrote:
I hope the Responsible actions of the witness, will serve as the Standard for all Hawaii residents, visitors and the like to Say and Do something if/when they see Something!!
on September 1,2012 | 09:24PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
This is absolutely what we need more of; people who are willing to step up and catch these low lifes. Yesterday, in Aina Haina a city refuse worker chased a burglary suspect while on the phone with HPD. The suspect is still at large but this refuse guy needs to be commended for stepping up. We need to lose the Ainokea attitude and put these suspects in their place, preferably in jail.
on September 2,2012 | 06:14AM
olos73 wrote:
Yep, these people involved are local heroes. Eventhough the suspect in Aina Haina didn't get caught yet, at least the refuse worker stopped the victim at the house from getting beaten up more. Can't find too many people like them anymore. I hope they're around when me or my family needs help from low lifes.
on September 2,2012 | 08:11AM
Punahele wrote:
Kudos to the good Samaritans! Does anyone know what's the penalty for DUI causing an accident (and/or worse) compared to a hit and run? If it's not, the hit and run penalty should be more severe than the penalty for a DUI causing an accident.
on September 2,2012 | 11:05AM
olos73 wrote:
Hit and run is more serious because you're leaving the scene of an accident, and you're not rendering aid. I don't know what it comes down to as far as punishment specifically.
on September 2,2012 | 01:06PM
screaming_banshee wrote:
Thank you to the good Samaritans that caught him! That motorcyclist is one of my best friends. His family and all his friends are so grateful to you and your swift actions! Thank you again!
on September 4,2012 | 10:54PM
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