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Accessed on 23 August 2019, 0330 UTC, Post 19409,
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Since 15 August 2019, the Hawaii Police Department has issued 610 citations for various traffic infractions on the Daniel K. Inouye Highway (The Saddle Road).
Additionally, police officers have arrested seven suspects for 13 collective offenses on the cross-island highway.
Here are the particulars from the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald:
“According to police officers assigned to be in place for the TMT protestor blockade and encampment on Mauna Kea access road have stepped up traffic enforcement efforts on the highway, which is commonly known as Saddle Road. A police statement issued today said this in response to two traffic collisions that have occurred in the vicinity or related to the event. Police say the enforcement effort is intended to ensure the safety of the motorist and protestors alike, with the current situation of pedestrians and vehicles congregating on the roadway shoulders of a 60 mph traffic zone.”
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