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Suspect in Makaha crash with police officer released

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 10:02 a.m. HST, Jun 10, 2013

A Honolulu police officer remains in the hospital in critical condition following Friday night’s accident in Makaha where he was allegedly rear-ended by a drunken driver.

The suspect was arrested for drunk driving, two counts of negligent injury and driving without a license. He was released Sunday pending further investigation.

The accident occurred at 11:20 p.m. Friday on Farrington Highway near Kapakui Place.

The HPD officer, a 10-year veteran with the Kapolei district, was heading northbound, when he was allegedly hit by the suspect driving an SUV. The policeman lost control of his vehicle, rolled over, crashed through a brick wall and landed in a yard in front of a home. The SUV then hit a truck carrying nine people, going in the opposite direction. 

The HPD officer was taken to the Queen's Medical Center. The driver of the SUV and his passenger were also taken to a hospital for their injuries.

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