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Maui man arrested after failing to stop at road closure, colliding into parked police vehicle : Maui Now

January 22, 2024, 12:26 PM HST

Maui police arrested a Makawao man after he failed to stop at a road closure on Haleakalā Highway where an active investigation was underway into a fatal motor vehicle accident reported about three hours earlier. The incident ended as the man’s SUV collided into the rear of a parked MPD fleet vehicle.

Police say Ryan Sibayan, 39, of Makawao was arrested for first degree resisting an order to stop a motor vehicle, operating a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, obedience to police officers, reckless driving and inattention to driving. He was being held in lieu of $2,350 bail and remained in police custody at last report.

Sibayan was driving a gray 2021 Toyota RAV4 SUV at around 1:56 a.m. on Jan. 22, when he reportedly failed to stop at a road closure set up at the intersection of Haleakalā Highway (37) and Firebreak Road.

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Police say the operator of the SUV disregarded officer commands to stop at the road closure, and continued southeast at a high rate of speed past the road closure on Haleakalā Highway, refusing to yield to officers’ attempts to conduct a traffic stop.  

“The operator continued operating recklessly at a high rate of speed southeast to the intersection of Haleakalā Highway and Keahua Road, causing Traffic Division personnel to sprint off the roadway before colliding into the rear of a parked MPD fleet vehicle located in the southeastern bound lanes of Haleakalā Highway,” according to police reports.

As a result of the collision, Sibayan sustained an abrasion and a small laceration but refused further medical treatment after being treated by medical personnel on the scene, police said.

Source: Maui News

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