Prosecutors charged a 58-year-old Ewa Beach man tonight with stabbing three men in a road-rage incident on the H-1 freeway.
Mark Char, of Halolani Street, was charged with second-degree attempted murder, second-degree assault, and third-degree assault. His bail was set at $2 million.
The triple stabbing happened about 3:20 p.m. Monday in the shoulder of the Waianae-bound lanes near the Kunia exit.
A witness said he saw a red Camaro stop in the shoulder and a white car pull up behind. Two men exited the white car and one man get out of the Camaro. The two men chased the man from the Camaro and began punching him. The witness said another driver stopped and went to help, but retreated, saying the man from the Camaro had stabbed him in the hand and stabbed the other two men, one in the stomach and the other in the arm.
The driver who was stabbed in the hand drove himself to the hospital. Paramedics treated the other two men, ages 22 and 23, and took them to the hospital, one in critical and one in serious condition.
Police said the younger man remained in critical condition Tuesday. Family of the other man said he was released from the hospital today.
Police closed two H-1 lanes for about five hours to investigate and the closure caused major traffic delays that stretched back to Aiea.
Char allegedly fled the scene with a woman in his car and went back to his house where police negotiated with him to surrender. Char came out more than two hours later.
Char has a history of alleged traffic-related problems and harassment of others. A neighbor said Char’s constant calls to police about parking led to a city law this year loosening parking regulations on his street.
He is also awaiting trial on three separate felony cases, including another road-rage type incident in June. He was charged with second-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal property damage in that incident and was released after posting $50,000 bond.
He is awaiting trial for a first-degree terroristic threatening case in connection with a home barricade incident with police in 2013. He posted $25,000 bond in that case.
His third felony trial is for a first-degree negligent injury case after he allegedly injured a motorcyclist while driving his truck in a negligent manner. Char was convicted in that case, but the conviction was overturned because of a delay in the trial. An appeals court overturned that decision last year, and Char is scheduled to be retried in November.