Night work begins on the Hāna Highway in the Wailua Valley area of East Maui this week. The work to repair an existing drainage crossing will result in a road closure between the Wailua Valley Lookout near mile marker 19 and Puaʻa Kaʻa State Park at Mile 22.
Maui Police made 13 traffic related arrests during the 10 hour traffic enforcement effort to keep roads safe on Halloween night. The infractions were in addition to the four arrests made during the Halloween in Lahaina event on Front Street.
A total of four adult males were arrested during the event for the following infractions: outstanding bench warrant and resisting arrest; third degree promotion of a detrimental drug; disorderly conduct; and operating a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant.
“I guess because Halloween is on a Friday this year, rather than Thursday last year, we can look forward to a big crowd because they’re not going to have to go back to work the next day. Saturday is a day off, so it should be really fun,” said Mayor Arakawa.
Two Puna residents were arrested for trespass after they were found in a restricted area near an active lava flow above Pāhoa town. Police said officers observed household utensils dipped in lava on the dashboard.