Man arrested for reckless driving

KAPAA — An Anahola man who police said was driving recklessly earlier this week and injured two officers was arraigned Wednesday.

Samuel Contrades, 31, was charged with second-degree reckless endangering, reckless driving, resisting order to stop, and resisting arrest.

Kauai police responded to a report that about 4:45 a.m. Monday, a driver was speeding back and forth on Kuhio Highway in Kapaa at roughly 80 to 90 miles per hour, according to a county news release.

Officers located and observed the vehicle in question, a white Nissan sedan, traveling at a high rate of speed near the Chevron gas station.

Police placed Stop Sticks, a tire-deflation device, which brought the vehicle to a stop. As officers approached the driver, he exited his vehicle and fled on foot. Contrades resisted arrest and officers used a Taser to stop him.

Two officers sustained injures during the incident and were treated and released at Wilcox Memorial Hospital.

Contrades was taken to Wilcox hospital for medical clearance before he was booked at the Lihue Police Cellblock.


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