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Driver arrested for alleged DUI after fatal accident

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 04:25 p.m. HST, Jul 08, 2014

A 75-year-old man was killed on Tuesday morning after he was hit by a car while crossing Nuuanu Avenue near Judd Street.

The driver of the car, a woman in her 50s, was arrested at the scene for suspicion of operating the vehicle under the influence, Traffic Division Lt. Robert Towne said.

Paramedics took the victim, who was in extremely critical condition, to the hospital, where he later died.

Towne said the accident occurred at 5:15 a.m. Police closed a portion of Nuuanu Avenue between Judd and Bates streets for an investigation.

The road reopened by about 7:45 a.m.

Tuesday's fatality was Oahu's 34th death, compared to 35 at the same time last year.

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kiragirl wrote:
Morning news says the woman driver in her 50's arrested for DUI. Scary.
on July 8,2014 | 06:36AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
She stopped which was good. Under no circumstances people need to drive DUI. Just sleep in your car if u feel groggy.
on July 8,2014 | 07:03AM
SueH wrote:
Maybe she stopped because her car was too smashed to run.......just like her.
on July 8,2014 | 09:55AM
Pocho wrote:
What's the lady's name. She's been arrested
on July 8,2014 | 09:27PM
soundofreason wrote:
Well, you can be out at 5 am on a workday, drunk, when our entitlement system pays you not to work.
on July 8,2014 | 07:09AM
HawaiiCheeseBall wrote:
Or you can be a fat cat Republican type, out on an all night party with your friends celebrating the success you had for the first half of the year because your work force is only made up of minimum wage workers who you only give 19 hours a week of work to avoid paying benefits and the "independent contractors" you pay under the table.
on July 8,2014 | 08:15AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Oh? So who do u have in mind? In her 50s, this lady couldn't be Pat Saiki.
on July 8,2014 | 08:22AM
fairgame947 wrote:
Your head is full of swiss cheese - plenty holes in it. Ridiculous comment.
on July 8,2014 | 08:37AM
TigerEye wrote:
Looks to me like ridiculous was the point... Not all that different and no less germane than the comment to which s/he responded.
on July 8,2014 | 10:53AM
mitt_grund wrote:
on July 8,2014 | 01:01PM
soundofreason wrote:
....because you wouldn't get up off your *** to make yourself worth more.
on July 8,2014 | 08:40PM
soundofreason wrote:
Sounds great. You should open up a company and run it like that and makes lots of money. Oh, wait - no guts, no glory.
on July 8,2014 | 08:51PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Money saved from EBT goes to gasoline, beer and now all freedom is gone, for awhile. The court system needs to keep this woman off the streets for awhile, to pay for her misdeed and also to wean her off alcohol.
on July 8,2014 | 08:19AM
Kate53 wrote:
sound, clearly you've never heard of a second shift, often in the range of a 4 pm-midnight type shift. That would make her 5 am the equivalent to someone else's 10 pm after an evening out following an 8/9 am - 4/5 pm job.
on July 8,2014 | 09:16AM
mitt_grund wrote:
Hey, people! Ever heard of a bar hostess or bartendress going home after a heavy night, with frequent drinks purchased by appreciative customers?
on July 8,2014 | 01:03PM
mitt_grund wrote:
Peculiar that SA declined to give her name. Someone with political or social clout, caught in DUI? SA, inquiring minds want to know. One of your publishers or editors?
on July 8,2014 | 12:52PM
atilter wrote:
or fave hostess....?
on July 9,2014 | 01:38AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Kawananakoa Middle School is quite afar from Judd Street. That school is on Kuakini and Nuuanu. Judd Street is further makai from Kuakini, maybe about half a mile.
on July 8,2014 | 07:00AM
OnlyChrist wrote:
You are right. The accident occured at Nuuanu and Pauoa, as I live at 2040 Nuuanu.
on July 8,2014 | 08:18AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Which road is Pauoa? The one makai of Kawananakoa Middle School? I can see why HSA thought this accident occurred near Kawananakoa because if one looks on a map, the walking distance from the makai side of Kawananakoa to Judd Street is 3 minutes. Don't run because one might not have options if a car is accelerating to u, or if a cop is nearby because cops are like dogs, cops get attracted to people than run. Not the type of running that Private First Class Neil Abercrombie is in now. I of course am referring to running as in running a Marathon.
on July 8,2014 | 08:28AM
HanabataDays wrote:
Yep, at the intersection by the Chevron.
on July 8,2014 | 09:36AM
false wrote:
thats why folks never drink and drive why else are there the dui check points out there
on July 8,2014 | 07:21AM
dontbelieveinmyths wrote:
Checkpoints are a failed solution. Use those 10 ten cops at the checkpoints to cruise the roads and highways during wee hours in the morning.
on July 8,2014 | 11:24AM
808Cindy wrote:
Why aren't our politicians doing more for our traffic safety? I'm voting new representatives in!!
on July 8,2014 | 07:42AM
false wrote:
AKA MORIMOTO: If you're talking about more checkpoints or more cops on the road to check for DUI drivers, well there's only so much resources that can be devoted to that sort of thing. What I favor is much stiffer penalties. Penalties currently hardly serve as a deterrent or punishment for such a serious crime.
on July 8,2014 | 08:08AM
Ewasohappy wrote:
New represenatives but, same old BS
on July 8,2014 | 09:23AM
glenn57377 wrote:
Death by DUI? Life over at 50. Well deserved. Let's see how the Hawaii justice system works this one out. In this day and age, when people have been educated and punished for decades due to DUI, you can then realize what they mean when they say you "can't fix stupid."
on July 8,2014 | 07:55AM
false wrote:
AKA MORIMOTO: Which is why I favor stiffer penalties since many people seem to never get the message that it's never okay to be under the influence and drive.
on July 8,2014 | 08:09AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
What? So u r Morimoto? I thought u were CouncilmanBerg?
on July 8,2014 | 08:29AM
false wrote:
AKA MORIMOTO: Yes I'm Morimoto, the SA doesn't like what I say so they decided to play games and change my name to "false". There are other "false" posters around too. I guess if the SA deems you politically incorrect, they give you a "false" name. I'd rather be banned for violating forum rules than have my name changed. I guess the SA is run by a bunch of children who don't have the courage to ban or email me saying what I did wrong so they passive-aggressively change my name.
on July 8,2014 | 09:09AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
I think u use a PC, and the HSA servers keep track of your cookies to call you false. Clear your cookies then you will be able to login as Morimoto. You will need to do clear your cookies every time though. So logout after each comment session, clear your cookies, then login and you will see Morimoto.
on July 8,2014 | 01:25PM
Morimoto wrote:
Haha, it worked. Thanks a bundle sir! I'm going to spread the word to the other "falses" out there. I'll make sure to give you the credit though.
on July 8,2014 | 01:57PM
IAmSane wrote:
Wow... your previous comment is pretty embarrassing then.
on July 9,2014 | 12:55AM
Morimoto wrote:
Let's see if this comment goes through.
on July 8,2014 | 01:58PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
First offenses usually are handled differently. Sad that she had to learn this way. As far as the gentleman who passed on: Deep condolences to you and yours. I would say this though: What are you doing out in the streets at 5:00AM, when people are on the beginning stages of going to work? I would be interested in the lady driver's blood alchohol content. Also driving at 5:00AM intoxicated on a Tuesday morning headed to downtown Honolulu, or as the case may be, driving Mauka to go home to nearby parts or to the windward side in inexcusable. DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE. THAT'S ALL THERE IS TO IT. This lady will have a difficult time having her deiver's license reinstated, if at all.
on July 8,2014 | 08:48AM
false wrote:
AKA MORIMOTO: I don't think anyone has to justify what they were doing out on the street at any hour of the day or night (talking about the pedestrian). As for the lady, a lack of a drivers license can't stop her from driving if she really wants to drive. Hopefully they can install one of those ignition breathalyzers on her car, but even that isn't foolproof.
on July 8,2014 | 09:15AM
TigerEye wrote:
You're seriously suggesting that a 75 year-old man owes you any kind of explanation for crossing a street at whatever time he wishes? Ridiculous. You should have just stuck to cutting and pasting your cliches about the evils of drinking and driving.
on July 8,2014 | 11:54AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Well what I mean is that for any older person, they know that they have slower reflexes so that they need to stay off the roads when it's possible drivers may not see them.
on July 8,2014 | 01:28PM
atilter wrote:
oh,oh, - cool your jets! you're treading on some very thin ice by making these broad assumptive generalizations on age, reflexes, time of day, activities....! remember the exceptions to any rule....all it takes is one to nullify your comment.
on July 9,2014 | 01:51AM
MoiliiliBoy wrote:
Reinstating her license is the very LEAST of her troubles or worries. She killed someone, drunk or not. Financial crisis up ahead with lawyers, insurance, etc.
on July 8,2014 | 11:55AM
markat wrote:
A lot of retirees get up early and get their exercise by walking around the neighborhood. When you get older (trust me on this), you'll find yourself waking up earlier and going to bed earlier than in your younger years. The pre-dawn hours are ideal for walking because the traffic is much lighter than it is after 6am and it's much cooler. I'm not quite 75 yet, but walking at 5am makes perfect sense to me.
on July 8,2014 | 12:57PM
Bruddah_Shane wrote:
There's a lot of senior citizens in the area. A senior home is across the Japanese consulate on Kuakini and that whole neighborhood along Nuuanu Ave near the old Sacred Hearts campus across the Chevron gas station have older homes from the 40s and 50s.
on July 8,2014 | 03:39PM
AFishOutofH20 wrote:
Crucify her!!!!!!!!
on July 8,2014 | 10:33AM
dontbelieveinmyths wrote:
Here we go. How intoxicated was this lady? What if it were the pedestrian that darted out into the street?
on July 8,2014 | 11:26AM
TigerEye wrote:
Where are we going? Are you trying to blame the elderly man for this? Obviously, the driver was intoxicated enough to be arrested for DUI. And, good luck trying to blame the 75 year-old victim for darting.
on July 8,2014 | 11:39AM
lowtone123 wrote:
A 75-year old "darting"? Not likely.
on July 8,2014 | 12:15PM
mitt_grund wrote:
There's always the guy who thinks the motorist is always innocent. One of these days hopefully there will be a car with a heedless driver at the wheel and you in the crosswalk. Remember the car is the dangerous weapon - that must be driven with care and caution. Haven't seen too many motorists killed by an oncoming pedestrian.
on July 8,2014 | 12:57PM
mitt_grund wrote:
Never saw Lt. Robert Towne as a future spokesperson for the HPD. All those many years ago, he could pass as a middle school student when already in his 20's Doing a great job, Robert! Brings back memories of Clinton, et al.
on July 8,2014 | 01:06PM
jotobuddy123 wrote:
Old people cause so much problems for themselves and more importantly their families. They drive slow in the fast lane, take forever to check out at Longs or Foodland (or wherever) because they're looking for exact change (who uses cash now days??) and they walk when its dark causing fatalities. They drive drunk causing fatalities. They drive sober and cause fatalities. Then they're so gullible to fall for obvious scams costing themselves and their families money. Old people please, don't answer the phone unless you know who's calling, assuming you have caller I.D.. Just stay home, watch tv, stay out of trouble!
on July 8,2014 | 01:48PM
paradiddle wrote:
I resemble your remark!
on July 8,2014 | 05:49PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
jotobuddy, let's hope you don't get old and resemble the people you denigrate. In fact, why don't you take a bullet now and save everyone else the displeasure of knowing you?
on July 8,2014 | 07:12PM
sailfish1 wrote:
There's at least one OLD couple who caused themselves and probably other people a lot of trouble - that would be jotobuddy's parents for bringing jotobuddy into the world. They probably have been regretting it all their lives.
on July 8,2014 | 09:55PM
LittleEarl_01 wrote:
Wait! Hold the presses! The SA article sez, "suspicion of operating the vehicle under the influence." It didn't say alcohol. It could be drugs.
on July 9,2014 | 04:45AM
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