Members of the Maui Police Department Traffic Section assisted by patrol officers from Wailuku, Kihei and Lahaina participated in a weeklong Speed Enforcement Education Detail (SPEED) beginning Monday, July 22, and concluding Saturday, July 27.
The department's goal during the operation was to make Maui County's roadways safe for the entire public to use, and to reduce the number of motor vehicle collisions in which death occurs, as it is related to speeding.
During the weeklong campaign, officers working the SPEED detail issued a total of 634 citations: speeding, 530; mobile electronic devices, 6; seatbelts, 21; and other violations 77.
During the week, officers also made six arrests. Three were for outstanding warrants. One 29-year- old female was arrested for resisting order to stop and reckless driving in Kahului, and lastly, Stanceford Kaina was arrested when he was stopped for speeding and officers discovered he was wanted in connection to the recent Wailuku Minit Stop Robbery.