Police: Driver fled after truck flipped

KAPA‘A — The Kaua‘i Police Department is investigating a crash-and-run incident, county officials said Sunday.

A single-car accident was reported at around 8:29 p.m. Friday on Haua‘ala Road. The vehicle, a 2000 silver Isuzu Rodeo, was flipped on its side in the front yard of a home, officials and witnesses said.

The unknown driver fled before police arrived. The driver’s injuries are unknown at this point, a county spokesperson said.

Court records show two different individuals have paid fines for traffic violations involving the vehicle with this license plate, KYV-913.

John Brinkley paid $219 after being cited Oct. 12, 2010, on charges related to posessing a valid driver’s license and insurance card, and operating a motor vehicle while using a mobile electronic device and.

Jack Trader paid $70 for a delinquent vehicle tax citation Feb. 2, 2009.

It could not be confirmed at press time if either of these individuals currently owns or operates the vehicle involved in Friday’s crash-and-run incident.

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