Driver arrested in critical crash involving HPD officer released from custody

A Honolulu Police officer remains in critical condition following a late-night crash in Makaha.

The crash happened Friday night on Farrington Highway when a white SUV rear-ended a police officer’s SUV, then struck a pickup truck carrying nine people.

Sources identified the officer as Leo Macapagal, who was on-duty at the time. He’s the only person who sustained life-threatening injuries.

The officer is assigned to District 8 (Kapolei) and has 13 years of service.

According to police, the driver of the white SUV, identified as 28-year-old Michael Dietz, was taken to a hospital in serious condition.

Dietz was arrested for first-degree negligent injury, driving under the influence, and driving without a license.

He was released Sunday morning pending further investigation.

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