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Waipahu man charged after stolen car catches fire

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 07:20 p.m. HST, Oct 06, 2013

A 25-year-old Waipahu man escaped from a burning car only to be arrested early this morning in Waikele.

A police officer saw the man driving recklessly shortly before the car hit a light pole and caught fire.

The suspect, identified as Kristopher Kresge, was able to make it out of the car under his own power. However, he was arrested when the officer learned that the car had been reported stolen Saturday evening.

Paramedics took him to the hospital in serious condition about 12:23 a.m. from the crash site at Lumiauau Street and Hopoe Place.

Police later charged Kresge with unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, reckless driving and driving with a suspended license. Kresge's aggregate bail was set at $20,000.

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residenttaxpayer wrote:
Good to have fire extinguisher just in case.........
on October 6,2013 | 09:53AM
paniolo wrote:
Another news story said a police officer saw the driver driving recklessly. He hit a light pole, then car caught fire. Arrested for driving a stolen car, drunk driving, and reckless driving. Braddah hit the jackpot.
on October 6,2013 | 02:32PM
syhud wrote:
Should have let him burn.
on October 6,2013 | 05:39PM
Pocho wrote:
Lose Money not doing so.
on October 7,2013 | 04:35AM
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