|Police are looking for Milton Carter in connection with a police chase.|
Big Island police are asking for the public's help in finding a man who allegedly refused to stop while being chased by police and nearly collided head-on with a police vehicle.
Milton Carter, 56, is said to be the driver of a 1992 GMC pickup that avoided a DUI sobriety checkpoint about 7 p.m. on Aug. 8 on Kawaihae Road.
Police stopped the vehicle, but as an officer approached the driver's door, the truck sped off in the Kona direction on Ka'ahumanu Highway. At one point in the ensuing chase, the driver passed several vehicles on a blind hill and narrowly missed an oncoming police SUV. The truck was found unoccupied at Hapuna Prince Hotel.
Anyone with information about Carter's whereabouts is asked to call officer Bradley Freitas of the Kona Traffic Enforcement Unit at 326-4277 or the police non-emergency number at 935-3311. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.
Man critical after being hit by van
A 73-year-old man was in critical condition after he was struck on the head by a sideview mirror of a van on the McCully Street overpass yesterday.
The man was at The Queen's Medical Center with head and neck injuries.
Police said the man was walking makai on the overpass when he attempted to cross the street and was hit by a gray Toyota van. Police said speed and alcohol were not factors in the accident.
Man arrested in house fire incident
A 38-year-old Pearl City man was arrested yesterday morning for allegedly trying to set his neighbor's house on fire.
Police say the suspect and victim got into an argument at the victim's 'A'amanu Street home.
The suspect then allegedly threw a bucket of flammable liquid at the neighbor through her window and lit it.