A 27-year-old Hanalei woman was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of drunken driving after crashing her car into a road construction site along Kuhio Highway, according to Kauai police.
At around 11:15 p.m., Enjoli Chappy-Barnes was traveling north on the highway at a high rate of speed, just below the Hanalei police substation, when her Hyundai struck a plastic traffic barrier.
Her vehicle then struck a light tower before colliding into a front loader.
Chappy-Barnes was not injured but her vehicle sustained front-end damage.
Upon failing a standardized field sobriety test, Chappy-Barnes was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant and transported to police cellblock.
The Kauai Police Department is reminding residents to follow construction zone speed limits at all times of the day and night, and not only during construction hours.
Police are warning motorists that officers will be enforcing these speed limits at roadwork sites throughout the island.
The fine for speeding in a construction zone is $297.
"For your safety and the safety of those around you, please obey the posted speed limit and exercise caution when driving through construction areas," says Traffic Safety Lieutenant Jon Takamura. "And never drink and drive."
Speed limits at each construction zone are set by the state Department of Transportation Highways Division based on the project and location.