Koloa man arrested after Kipu crash

Koloa man arrested after crash

KIPU — Police arrested a Koloa man following a two-car crash on Kaumualii Highway in Kipu Monday night.

At approximately 9 p.m., a Dodge pickup truck was apparently driving west in the eastbound lane, just east of Halfway Bridge, when it struck an oncoming Mazda sedan. The crash caused the pickup truck to spin out of control and strike a guardrail along the eastbound shoulder before it came to a stop along the westbound shoulder of the highway.

The 37-year-old female driver of the sedan was transported by medics to Wilcox Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of Dodge pickup, Craig Fujimoto, 38, did not suffer any injuries.

As a result of the on-scene investigation, police arrested Fujimoto for reckless driving, inattention to driving, promoting a dangerous drug in the third degree and prohibited acts relating to drug paraphernalia. He has since been released pending investigation.

The sedan had to be towed from the scene due to extensive damage from the crash. Fujimoto’s truck was also towed as evidence.

Kaumualii Highway was closed in both directions until around 10:10 p.m.

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The Garden Island

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