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Capture of fugitive, multiple accidents back up traffic on H-1 freeway

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  • GOAKAMAI.ORG Traffic backed up during the afternoon commute after at least two accidents involving multiple vehicles.

Police arrested a man this afternoon wanted for $200,000 in warrants after a pursuit ended in a crash that touched off multiple collisions on the H-1 freeway in Aiea and backed up Ewa-bound traffic into town.

The suspect, Bryson Bagio, 24, was also arrested in June for leading police on a chase across Oahu.

Michelle Yu, Honolulu police spokeswoman, said police spotted Bagio in Kalihi at about 4:15 p.m. Officers arrested Bagio after a crash on the freeway near the Aiea Heights overpass in the Ewa-bound lanes of the H-1 freeway about 4:20 p.m.

Witnesses reported multiple collisions during the incident, Yu said.

Police said at about 5 p.m. that no lanes were closed in the area, however the incident caused a massive traffic jam as motorists slowed down near the scene and tow trucks cleared the vehicles involved off the freeway.

Traffic cameras showed cars backed up from the Aiea Heights overpass to the Ward Avenue overpass.

On June 8, Bryson allegedly stole a truck near Turtle Bay Resort and led police on a chase from the North Shore to Aiea to Kaneohe and to Kailua. The chase ended when the stolen truck stalled.

While in Kaneohe, Bagio struck a car driven by an elderly woman, but she was not injured, police said.

He was charged with unauthorized control of a vehicle and was wanted for two $100,000 warrants in connection with the June incident.


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