A quiet New Year’s Eve

LIHUE — Other than power outages, Kauai police and fire departments had a quiet night on New Year’s Eve, officials said.

Firefighters did not respond to any fireworks-related fires on Wednesday. Police officers did respond to 38 calls for fireworks violations; however, no citations or arrests were initiated for those complaints, county spokeswoman Sarah Blane said.

“It appears to have been a fairly typical night in terms of police/fire response,” she wrote in an email. “With the exception of the outage.”

Officers arrested three people between 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve and 6 a.m. New Year’s Day for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant. Specifics of the arrests weren’t available.

The power outage that occurred at around approximately 12:22 a.m. Thursday did cause an influx of calls to police dispatch, Blane said, adding that calls to 911 should be reserved for emergencies only.


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