Jaywalking suspect accused of assaulting police officer

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 21-year-old man is accused of assaulting a Honolulu police officer who tried to stop him for jaywalking in the Keeaumoku area early Sunday morning.

The officer tried to make the stop at about 3:40 AM, when the suspect reportedly took off. He was apprehended following a foot chase.

Investigators say the officer and the suspect sustained minor injuries during the arrest, and were treated at a hospital and then released.

The suspect is being investigated for assault on a law enforcement officer, disobeying a police officer, jaywalking, and promotion of a dangerous drug.

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