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Man charged in alleged assault on police officers

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 07:09 a.m. HST, Mar 28, 2014

A 31-year-old Ewa Beach man has been charged with allegedly assaulting a police officer who was trying to arrest him for speeding and driving a stolen car.

Darryl Higgins was arrested for first-degree attempted murder, resisting arrest and auto theft Tuesday.

However, prosecutors reduced the charges to first-degree attempted assault and assault on a law enforcement officer. He also was charged with auto theft, promotion of a dangerous drug and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bail was set at $250,000.

Police officers were attempting to stop the suspect, who was speeding on South King Street in a stolen car, when he turned into the Tersoro gas station on Punahou Street near Washington Middle School.

The suspect tried to flee on foot, but got back into his car when he saw police officers.

When the suspect tried to drive away he dragged one of the arresting police officers, police said. 

The officer did not need medical treatment, police said.

While attempting to flee, the suspect's vehicle hit two other vehicles on Punahou Street.

A female passenger with Higgins was arrested on suspicion of auto theft and has not been charged.

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mineeyes wrote:
By the remorseful looks on his face the airbags on the civic he was driving not very effective. Must've tripped hard on his way to being booked.
on March 27,2014 | 03:51PM
HIE wrote:
Looks like he assaulted the officer with his face...
on March 27,2014 | 03:58PM
Bdpapa wrote:
This is what this guy should look like after what he did.
on March 27,2014 | 04:06PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Take a good look at your tax dollars settling out of court. A criminals dream is not stealing a car, it's the millions from a brutality lawsuit.
on March 27,2014 | 11:09PM
atilter wrote:
hmmm - sound pretty knowledgable!?
on March 28,2014 | 01:23AM
kekelaward wrote:
He fall down and go boom.
on March 27,2014 | 04:44PM
808warriorfan wrote:
Let me guess ... intelligence isn't one of his strong points ...
on March 27,2014 | 04:49PM
gobows wrote:
Thats a picture of a lawsuit
on March 27,2014 | 04:52PM
ippikiokami wrote:
Not when you are arrested for assaulting a police officer, speeding and driving a stolen car.
on March 27,2014 | 05:22PM
HanamauluBoy wrote:
Or maybe the air bag didn't work and he had whack his face on the dash board and got what he deserved!
on March 27,2014 | 05:46PM
GAC wrote:
he tripped and fell while trying to escape. our law enforcement don't do things like that. put your hands behind your back. ooops watch your step.
on March 27,2014 | 06:16PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Yup, lawsuit.
on March 27,2014 | 11:07PM
st1d wrote:
at the intersection of stupid is and stupid does is a slippery slope that leads to cuffs and cuffs.
on March 27,2014 | 06:32PM
HOSSANA wrote:
This is what every punk should look like after trying to assault a police officer. Nothing more and nothing less.
on March 27,2014 | 06:58PM
paniolo wrote:
That's what happens when you crash a car that was recalled for faulty airbags.
on March 27,2014 | 06:59PM
Anonymous wrote:
this is what "resisting arrest" looks like
on March 27,2014 | 07:15PM
none wrote:
Good for him.
on March 27,2014 | 11:11PM
glenn57377 wrote:
This guy stole a car, was endangering the lives of other innocent people, had drugs, dragged a police officer, hit other cars and tried to run away. There is no brutality here............he looks to have been let off easy. I hope he has boot bruises on his butt, as well. Well done, HPD.
on March 27,2014 | 11:32PM
808ikea wrote:
dirty lickins
on March 28,2014 | 12:04AM
pueohonua wrote:
He obviously has a drug problem. This is definitely a public health issue. Of course HPD officers didn't lay a hand on him it was resisting arrest. Oh and the officer that was dragged had no injuries. HPD can take a bow for a "brutality" case. Every ambulance chaser will be at the defendant's beckoning call.
on March 28,2014 | 12:19AM
hikine wrote:
It's more like his face hit the steering wheel head on. Running away from the law he essentially did this to himself!
on March 28,2014 | 01:10AM
fshnpoi wrote:
jumping conclusions..there's a possibility he looked like that prior to police trying to stop him? only the female in the car would know, and probably agree too if no charges filed against her. lol
on March 28,2014 | 01:29AM
myviewofthings wrote:
He's lucky atleast he gets to take a picture and not lying in a card board box instead. KARMA BOOM!
on March 28,2014 | 06:02AM
dsl wrote:
Another proud moment brought the you by HPD! Law enforcement has every right to beat ANYONE, claim resisting arest and get away with it...EVERYTIME! They use that right - They abuse that right...
on March 28,2014 | 06:22AM
soundofreason wrote:
No no no - The "kick me" sticker goes on the BACK of the shirt.
on March 28,2014 | 07:14AM
soundofreason wrote:
Just a bad case of acne - move along.
on March 28,2014 | 07:17AM
cojef wrote:
Looks like he ran into the cops, face first. Poor guy, he must be hurting bad for getting caught.
on March 28,2014 | 10:31AM
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