For the second time in 2015, a Maui County police officer has been arrested to DUI and for refusing to submit to blood, urine or saliva tests.
The most recent infraction happened yesterday afternoon. Three-year Maui Police Department veteran officer John Salomon, a 39 year-old Pukalani resident, was arrested for Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant and Refusal to Submit to Breath, Blood, or Urine Test. The stop happened at 1:53 p.m.
Salomon’s credentials and firearm(s) have been surrendered and he is currently on personal leave. He was released after posting bail in the amount of $1,350.00.
On May 31, Officer Rachel Garvin was arrested for the same charges – including the field test refusal.
In April of this year, Honolulu Deputy Prosecutor Jon Riki Karamatsu resigned his post after being arrested for the same charges – including the refusal. It was his second OVUII arrest.
Officer Salomon has made the news twice before. In September, 2014, Salomon was among the graduating class of MPD’s Crisis Intervention Training, a comprehensive course designed to aid officers in the field to reach non-violent ends to situations that otherwise may have ended badly.
Also, Salomon was the first officer to respond – just three days before the graduation – when a car pulled up to the Lahaina Police station with a very pregnant woman inside. Salomon and three other officers assisted with the delivery on the scene.