Police say for the last month, officials assigned to be in place for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) demonstrator blockage on Mauna Kea access road have beefed up traffic enforcement on Daniel K. Inouye Highway.

From last Thursday through this week, 431 traffic citations and five suspects were arrested for five offenses. 

The 431 citations were categorized as follows:

  • Speeding (207)
  • Excessive Speeding (7)
  • Seatbelt (18)
  • Child Restraint (4)
  • Cellular Phone/Electronic device (3)
  • Tint (10)
  • No Driver’s License (14)
  • No Insurance (18)
  • Unsafe vehicle (20)
  • Other moving violation (9)
  • No License plate (16)
  • Regulatory (103)
  • Parking (2)

The five arrested offenses were categorized as follows:

  • Driving under the Influence of Intoxicants (1)
  • Contempt/Failure to appear warrants (3)
  • Revocation of Release warrant (1)

Over the last month, since traffic enforcement was enhanced, the Hawaii Police Department has issued 237 citation and 24 people were arrested for 39 offenses.

Police say the effort will continue for the duration of the ongoing protest situation.