Suspected hit-and-run driver turns himself in

David Okazaki (right) arrives to the main police station.

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The suspected driver in a hit-and-run case voluntarily turned himself in to police Monday afternoon.

David Okazaki, 24, arrived at the main police station at about 2 p.m., escorted by his attorney.

Police say on April 6, 22-year-old Patrick Akana, of Hawaii Kai, was struck by a white Volkswagen Bug outside of an Ala Moana area club.

“About 4 in the morning, apparently there was an altercation near Kapiolani and Piikoi and at some point a pedestrian was struck by that vehicle and that vehicle left the scene,” HPD Lt. Bobby Towne said. “We were a contacted by a mutual person and then we worked through his attorney.”

Okazaki was booked by police and released pending further investigation. He has not yet been charged.

Besides a failure to render aid case, police may also open a negligent injury case.

According to traffic records, Okazaki has over 30 traffic infractions since 2008, including a DUI arrest on March 22 , 2013.


Night out with friends ends with violent hit and run

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