Man Arrested for DUI After Striking Spectator at Maui Marathon
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By Wendy Osher
A 22-year-old Kahului man was arrested for driving while under the influence after he drove through a crowd near the start of the Maui Marathon, and struck one of the spectators, police said.
The incident was reported at around 5:05 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, within the parking lot of the Queen Kaʻahumanu Shopping Center in Kahului.
Maui police say Rustyn Pajimola-Aiu was driving his 2014 Acura four-door sedan within the parking lot and attempted to exit the parking area via the intersection at Onehee Avenue and Wakea Avenue.
According to police reports, there was a large crowd of participants for the start of the marathon at the same location.
Police say Pajimola-Aiu continued to drive through the crowd, and struck a 53-year-old Kahului man, dragging him about 30 feet. Police say the victim was not a participant in the marathon.
The victim was treated and released by first responders after sustaining what police described as minor injuries.
Police arrested and charged Pajimola-Aiu with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor and for an outstanding bench warrant.
Pajimola-Aiu was being held in lieu of $1,200 bail.