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.