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Wrong-way driver arrested in H-2 freeway crash

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:28 p.m. HST, Jan 06, 2014

A 37-year-old Ewa Beach man was arrested Sunday for driving the wrong way on the H-2 freeway, hitting a truck head on and seriously injuring the driver 14 months ago.

The suspect was arrested on two counts of first-degree negligent injury, driving with a suspended license and hitting the truck, a Mazda pickup.

Police said on Nov. 8, 2012, the suspect drove a Toyota Sequoia SUV southbound in a northbound lane of the freeway, about a mile south of the Meheula Parkway overpass. The suspect's vehicle hit the pickup truck, which was traveling northbound, head on.

A 44-year-old Waipahu man, who was driving the Mazda pickup truck, was pinned in the cab of the vehicle and taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The suspect sustained minor injuries.

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Dannerdo wrote:
I don't understand why it took 14 months to arrest this driver.
on January 6,2014 | 10:40AM
false wrote:
Yup, glad to see someone getting to that backlog. LOL
on January 6,2014 | 10:45AM
BH90210 wrote:
Shoulda kept on whacking others driving the wrong way. Den da cops woulda really had suming fo ansa too!
on January 6,2014 | 01:05PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
Incompetent police and prosecutor no doubt. This guy should have been in jail for the last 14 months
on January 6,2014 | 05:12PM
HAJAA1 wrote:
And I don't understand why SA "journalists" are so lazy not to report on the victim's condition in this article. Is he ok? Is he living, dead, what??
on January 6,2014 | 05:15PM
Anonymous wrote:
I don't understand how you can be driving on the wrong side of the H1
on January 6,2014 | 06:30PM
mineeyes wrote:
Because he was driving on the H-2 , and his GPS crapped out.
on January 6,2014 | 08:30PM
joseph007 wrote:
Because Keith Kaneshiro runs this dysfunctional department called the Prosecutors Office. He's the worst (for the second time) city lawyer of all time.
on January 7,2014 | 07:57AM
SueH wrote:
Why did it take over year to move forward with prosecution in this case???
on January 6,2014 | 10:43AM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
Cause Kaneshiro is incompetent just like all the other city and state dept. heads.
on January 6,2014 | 05:16PM
soundofreason wrote:
I think you have to kill a peacock before he gets involved in anything.
on January 6,2014 | 06:09PM
Sunny wrote:
I'll bet he's been driving all this time and will continue to drive. Hope he doesn't injure another person with his recklessness!
on January 6,2014 | 11:09AM
nitpikker wrote:
his penalties should be doubled cause he's driving illegally. but probably won't be.
on January 6,2014 | 11:30AM
Pocho wrote:
on January 6,2014 | 11:35AM
Jonas wrote:
Give him the CHAIR!
on January 6,2014 | 12:02PM
Shawn211 wrote:
I had to read the first paragraph over and over, it doesnt make sense? But, they should take charge the owners of the vehicles involved for leading him (the 37 yrs old dude) use their car?
on January 6,2014 | 01:14PM
GooglyMoogly wrote:
I don't think Shawn understands how the law and liability work...
on January 6,2014 | 02:30PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
This guy had license and was driving the wrong way on a freeway, probably was drunk or on drugs, how else you end up driving the wrong way? I wouldn't be surprised if he has no insurance either.
on January 6,2014 | 05:18PM
honopic wrote:
He doesn't understand spelling and grammar, either.
on January 7,2014 | 01:33AM
cojef wrote:
It still didn't make sense to me. After reading the comments it became clearer that the "head-on" occurred a year ago.
on January 6,2014 | 02:34PM
BigOpu wrote:
Ha! I no feel to bad. At least I wasn't the only one that had to read it more then once to make sense of it.
on January 6,2014 | 03:07PM
kainalu wrote:
Unbelievable - 14 months ago and only arrested now?
on January 6,2014 | 01:16PM
Skyler wrote:
What took you so long?
on January 6,2014 | 01:31PM
HawaiiCheeseBall wrote:
Interesting I did not see a mention of a DUI charge. Does this mean the lolo just went the wrong way, made the wrong turn down the off ramp, and didn't figure it out until he hit the truck?
on January 6,2014 | 01:40PM
Kapua91 wrote:
Question is....WHO is the driver that was arrested? What's the driver's name?
on January 6,2014 | 02:42PM
BigOpu wrote:
Hows the other driver? Hope he is ok. An update on that would be good.
on January 6,2014 | 03:11PM
entrkn wrote:
lock him up and throw away the key
on January 6,2014 | 03:48PM
false wrote:
Perhaps it's time we pushed for legislation requiring mandatory jail time (in addition to) whatever a judge sentences a person to…for anyone convicted of being in a traffic accident while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. (Like the gun laws require)
on January 6,2014 | 03:51PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
Kaneshiro ..... where have you been? Too busy chasing prostitutes and gaming machines I bet. Get your priorities straight and do your job or fade off into retirement.
on January 6,2014 | 05:14PM
jfbz2 wrote:
No one understands why it takes 14 months to do something that most competent jurisdictions could accomplish in as little as 48 hours. On the other hand, at least this one was only 14 months, not 36.
on January 6,2014 | 06:04PM
Eagle156 wrote:
Are we there yet?
on January 6,2014 | 08:10PM
LMO wrote:
Maybe the driver is connected to someone in politics? Thus, his name is kept out of the news, and no DUI. Betcha...
on January 7,2014 | 01:57AM
CartwrightPark wrote:
This guy wasnt even drunk? Drunk drivers do this all the time on mainland and people usually end up dead.
on January 7,2014 | 06:02AM
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