LIHUE — Kauai police arrested a Kauai County councilman Tuesday afternoon after he attempted to flee from police during a traffic stop.
Arthur Brun, 47, of Waimea, was arrested for resisting an order to stop a motor vehicle in the first degree and assault against a law enforcement officer in the first degree, according to a county press release.
According to a preliminary investigation, officers pulled over a dark tinted silver Honda sedan fronting the Lihue Post Office during a traffic stop. Police approached the driver when the driver fled with the vehicle, hitting the officer.
Police followed the vehicle to Kauai Beach Drive, where they successfully stopped and detained the driver. Brun was transported to Wilcox Medical Center for a medical evaluation, then brought to Police Cellblock where he remained Tuesday night. Bail has not yet been set.
The officer involved reported non-life threatening injuries.
The investigation remains ongoing.
Brun was elected to the council in 2016 with 11,003 votes. He was re-elected in 2018 with 9,398 votes. He also ran for the council in 2014, finishing ninth with 8,120 votes.