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Woman arrested after ramming car into state vehicle on Mauna Kea

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    A protester, right, and a hiker are seen through holes in a "Road Closed" sign on Thursday on the slope of Mauna Kea on Hawaii Island. Construction on the Thirty Meter Telescope was set to resume June 24, but opponents of the construction successfully blocked access to the summit after an hours long standoff with DLNR and Hawaii police.
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A woman was arrested on Mauna Kea Sunday after she allegedly rammed her car into a state ranger’s vehicle.

The woman allegedly drove up to a ranger and two sheriffs at 2:30 a.m. and argued with them for not allowing her to ascend the mountain, according to a statement from the state Attorney General’s Office.

She then “advanced her car” into the ranger’s vehicle, causing minor damage, the statement said.

No one was injured. 

She was arrested on suspicion of criminal property damage.

The ranger was with the Office of Mauna Kea Management.

Mauna Kea has been the scene of recent protests against the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope.

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