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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 8:41 a.m., Friday, September 15, 2006

Suspect, 60, arrested in hit-and-run on Kamehameha

Advertiser Staff

Police last night arrested a 60-year-old man as as suspect in a hit-and-run accident on Kamehameha Highway in Pearl City that left a pedestrian with critical injuries.

Police said the pedestrian, a 40-year-old man, was crossing the highway from the mauka to the makai side when he was struck about 9:30 p.m. by a 2006 Toyota near Pu'umomi Street.

The Toyota driver, who was headed toward 'Aiea, did not stop but was pulled over a short time later by patrol officers.

The injured man, who was not in a crosswalk when he was hit, was taken to The Queen's Medical Center and arrived there in critical condition, police said.

Police vehicular homicide investigators said consumption of alcohol may have been a factor in the case and that it is not known if speed was a factor.

Police are pursuing a motor vehicle collision investigation, a negligent injury case and a failure to render aid case stemming from the accident.