Poor Lighting, Dark Clothing Both Factors in Police Vehicle Running over Teen in Kunia

April 15, 2011 – Kunia, HI – A police vehicle ran over a teen in Kunia early on Sunday, April 3, according to a report at StarAdvertiser.com.
Shortly before 3 a.m., the officer was sent to Kunia to investigate reports of a disturbance at Kupu­ohi Neighborhood Park. Apparently, someone had reported loud laughing and talking in the area during the early hours of the morning.
When the officer on special duty arrived, he witnessed a gathering of about 20 people at the park, according to the newspaper’s website. One of the individuals was lying on the ground, and as the officer drove into the park, he ran over that teenager.
The teen, whose hometown and age were not disclosed, was clad in dark clothing and there was poor visibility because of inadequate park lighting. Police officers allege that the teen might have been intoxicated and passed out. Investigators confirmed that the officer was not speeding or driving under the influence of alcohol or other substances.
The teen was transported to Queen’s medical Center, where he was listed in guarded condition.
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