Woman arrested after two-vehicle collision

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Kaua‘i Police Department officers start their investigation, Wednesday while another officer directs traffic on the Nuhou Street roundabout.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Kaua‘i Fire Department personnel clear the wreckage of a two-car accident, Wednesday afternoon on the southbound lane at the Nuhou Street roundabout.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    First responders, including the Kaua‘i Fire Department, Kaua‘i Police Department, and American Medical Response respond to a two-car accident on the southbound lane at the Nuhou Street roundabout, Wednesday afternoon.

LIHU‘E — A two-vehicle collision that closed the southbound lane of Nuhou Road at the roundabout in Lihu‘e for about an hour Wednesday resulted in the arrest of a female driver.

According to an initial highlight report from the Kaua‘i Police Department, around 12:50 p.m. yesterday, Mazda SUV was observed going northbound on Nuhou Street. The Mazda crossed the cement median onto the northbound lane and then crossed back onto the southbound lane in front of a silver Toyota Prius.

KPD reported that the Mazda then made another circle across Nuhou Street, climbed over the median onto the northbound sidewalk and across the median, struck the Prius then flipped over onto its roof.

The unnamed female operator of the Mazda was arrested on suspicion of “Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of Intoxicants” (OVUII) and Reckless Driving on Wednesday, according to KPD. Details, including name and mug shot, were not available.

Both the 59-year-old driver of the Prius and a 69-year-old passenger were injured and transported to Wilcox Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Toxicology reports are pending. This is a developing story and will be updated.

2 Comments
  1. David January 21, 2021 5:54 am Reply

    Something wrong, according to article “Mazda SUV was observed going northbound on Nuhou Street. The Mazda crossed the cement median onto the northbound lane and then crossed back onto the southbound lane in front of a silver Toyota Prius.”
    If they we’re going northbound and crossed over to he northbound lane were they going northbound in the southbound lane?


  2. Everythingisawesome January 21, 2021 1:35 pm Reply

    “Reckless Driving”?

    KPD is just jealous. Landing a motor vehicle on its roof takes SKILL!


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