Kauai traffic crashes result in 1 arrest, 1 hit-and-run

Kauai police say the two traffic collisions occurred on Sunday night on Kuamoo Road in Kapaa resulted in two damaged utility poles, one arrest and one hit-and-run.

Police are now asking the public for more information.

The first incident occurred at about 6:30 p.m. when a motorcyclist struck a utility pole while heading east of Kuamoo Road, near the Ohelo Road junction.

The 27-year-old driver of the vehicle, Brennan Herbon of Kapaa, was transported to Wilcox Hospital and subsequently cited for Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant (OVUII). His current condition is unknown.

The second crash occurred shortly before 8 p.m. when a vehicle struck a utility pole fronting 6540 Kuamoo Rd.

The collision caused the utility pole to fall on the roadway, blocking the entire eastbound lane and a portion of the west-bound lane.

The vehicle, described as a white Jeep Cherokee SUV, left the scene before officers arrived and police have not yet located the car or driver.

They believe the SUV sustained major front-end damage.

Anyone with information on this incident or the vehicle in question is asked to call police at (808) 241-1711. Anonymous tipsters can call CrimeStoppers at (808) 241-1887.

Kuamoo Road was closed in both directions for several hours while utility crews repaired the damaged pole and restored power to the surrounding area.

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