Maui man charged with attempted murder after incident at La Perouse Bay

Leeward Pagan

A Maui man accused of trying to run down officers in a stolen vehicle has been charged.

Leeward Pagan of Kihei was charged with first-degree attempted murder, two counts of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle and second-degree theft.

Bail for the 33-year-old was set at $1 million.

On Tuesday, Dec. 2, police say an officer ordered Pagan to get out of the car at La Perouse Bay.

Police say Pagan reversed the car and drove toward the officer, crashing into a police vehicle and causing minor injuries to the officer.

Police say Pagan then kept on driving, hitting another police car and a tree before surrendering.

The incident prompted authorities to close the bay for several hours.

Pagan was also arrested for resisting arrest, resisting an order to stop a motor vehicle, driving without a valid license and reckless driving.

Authorities say detectives are currently investigating the case and additional charges may be filed.

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