POSTED: 11:40 a.m. HST, May 2, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 8:10 a.m. HST, May 3, 2013
Hawaii County police are investigating a road rage incident that occurred this week that led to a person throwing objects at the victim’s car and forcing it off Highway 130 near Keeau.
Police are seeking witnesses or any information about the incident that occurred around 6:45 p.m. Monday.
The incident occurred after a traffic dispute when the driver of a blue Honda sedan hurled objects at the victim’s car and forced it onto the shoulder of Highway 130 near the 4-mile marker. The suspect then reached into the victim’s vehicle and assaulted him.
Police have initiated an unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle case.
The victim was driving a Champagne-colored Honda sedan and heading toward Pahoa.
Anyone who witnessed this incident or who has any information about this case is asked to call officer Jenny Lee at (808) 965-2716 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300 in Hilo or (808) 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.