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Pukalani Man Arrested After Vehicle Pursuit

March 29, 2019, 6:39 AM HST
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William Domen. Photo: Maui Police Department.

Maui police arrested a Pukalani man following a vehicle pursuit in Māʻalaea on Monday afternoon.

William Domen, 38, was charged with unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, resisting an order to stop, resisting arrest, reckless driving and driving without a valid license.

Police had responded to the area for a report of a stolen van at Carl’s Jr. in Māʻalaea, and later observed the vehicle being operated on the Maui Veteran’s Highway.

Police say the operator refused police attempts at a traffic stop.

According to department reports, the van came to a stop near Kaimana Road and the male operator jumped out and ran across the highway and into the bushes.

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Officers located the suspect and attempted to place him under arrest, at which time police say the male struggled with officers.

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According to court records, Domen made his first court appearance on Wednesday and is scheduled to appear for a continued preliminary hearing this afternoon.  He was also ordered to refrain from contacting the man who reportedly lived in the stolen van.

Total bail for Domen was set at $25,000.

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