HONOLULU (KHON2) — A routine traffic stop in Liliha turned out to be anything but that, leaving a Honolulu Police Department officer injured.
HPD reported a motor vehicle collision around 2:52 p.m. on Friday, August 5.
At the corner of Liliha Street and Vineyard Boulevard, multiple sources said a female police officer wound up getting dragged by a suspect’s vehicle as he tried to drive away.
Sources said the officer went to investigate a stalled vehicle and found two men inside. The driver got out of the vehicle and then went back inside apparently trying to get away.
Sources also said the officer tried to grab the keys away from the suspect who then drove off while the officer was halfway out of the suspect’s vehicle.
Sources added that the officer was injured. As for traffic, eastbound lanes of vineyard boulevard were closed due to the incident.
HPD said someone sustained a minor injury to their leg.
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The road was reopened around 5:30 p.m.