Maui Police Department’s Operation Speed pulled over a LOT of cars. The annual campaign – held this year between July 21 and July 26 – resulted in 813 citations. That works out to about five citations every hour, around the clock for the annual campaign.
Members of the Maui police Department Traffic Section assisted by patrol officers from Wailuku, Kihei, Lahaina, Juvenile Division, Community Relations and Community Oriented Police officers participated in a weeklong Speed Enforcement Education Detail (SPEED).
“Our primary goal during the operation was to make Maui County’s roadways safe for the entire public to use, and to reduce the number of motor vehicle collisions in which death occurs, as it is related to speeding,” a press release from MPD traffic section said.
During the weeklong campaign, Officers working the SPEED detail issued a total of 813 citations. The citations are broken down as follows:
Excessive Speeding 16 (30+ MPH over limit)
Mobile Electronic Devices 21
Other violations 118
During the week, Officers also made five arrests. Two were for outstanding warrants. Two were for OUI. The last arrest was for Obedience to Police Officer and Resisting Arrest following a traffic stop in which the vehicle operator failed to follow instructions by the stopping officer and fled the scene of the stop.