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Police: Mauna Convoy Estimates 100 Vehicles, Yields 8 Citations

At about 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 9, supporters of the movement on Mauna Kea traveled from Lahaina to the Kahului Airport. The convoy consisted of approximately 100 vehicles at its peak.

Officers from the Maui Police Department monitored the movement of those vehicles along State and County roadways and found no appreciable effect on the flow of traffic. During this event there were 8 citations issued for varied traffic violations which include Impeding Traffic, Child Passenger Seats Required, Seat Belt violation, use of Electronic Mobile Devices and Driving without a license.

On September 8, 2019, the Maui Police Department put out a Traffic Alert on its social media page to provide members of the public, who planned to travel from Lahaina, enough time to make appropriate adjustments to their schedules.

MPD would like to thank the community organizers who led this event, the State Airports Division and other partners, for working together to allow everyone on Maui an opportunity to express their civil rights. This cooperative nature reinforces the Department’s dedication to being a part of the Maui community and to protect the rights of all.

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