LIHUE — Just three hours before a 48-year-old Wailua man was killed on Kapule Highway by a hit-and-run driver Saturday night, he was arrested by Kauai police for disorderly conduct.
Eric Anthony Schorr, 48, was taken into custody at 7:20 p.m. Saturday outside his home and released at 9:13 p.m., according to a KPD arrest report.
Schorr had been drinking, the report said.
Schorr was struck by a dark-colored pickup truck as he was walking on Kapule Highway around 10:30 p.m., according to a county press release. He was transported to Wilcox Memorial Hospital where he later died.
The driver of the truck is still at large, police said Monday.
“At this time, we are not certain of Schorr’s exact location on the roadway when he was struck,” said county spokeswoman Sarah Blane. “That is part of the ongoing investigation.”
Earlier in the day, Schorr had been drinking at his home, a neighbor said Monday.
“He had been in a treatment program,” the neighbor said. “He had been really good, but then he started slipping.”
The neighbor said the night of the accident, Schorr had been sitting outside his home.
“He was smoking and muttering and screaming at cars driving by until an off-duty cop came over,” the neighbor said.
Schorr, who worked as a rental agent, was taken to the police station and booked Saturday night, but released two hours later.
His mother, Carol Schorr, said that the last time she spoke to her son was in the afternoon of the day he died.
She said he was dedicated to his work and took it seriously. She said she doesn’t understand why he was on the highway Saturday night.
“I don’t know where he was going and I don’t know where he was,” she said.
Before his death, Schorr was scheduled to appear in court on May 18 for the disorderly conduct charge.