Man arrested in high-speed chase, crash in Aina Haina

Justin Bush
Justin Bush

HAWAII KAI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - An altercation at a convenience store resulted in a high-speed chase and crash along Kalanianaole Highway, sending three people to the hospital in serious condition.

The incident happened just before 10:45 p.m. Saturday when two groups of people -- all of whom reportedly know each other and had been fishing and drinking together near Sandy Beach -- were involved in an altercation at the 7-11 convenience store in Aina Haina.

A high-speed chase ensued when the two parties left and headed eastbound on Kalanianaole Highway, with one of the groups driving a silver Nissan Titan pick-up truck and the other a silver Isuzu sport utility vehicle.

At some point, the Isuzu SUV apparently collided with the rear-end of the pick-up at a high rate of speed, which caused the driver of the Nissan truck to lose control of the vehicle and crash.

The Isuzu then reportedly stopped to check on the victims of the crash before attempting to flee the scene. Damage to the SUV only allowed them to get to Wai'eli Street, which is about a mile and a half from the crash scene.

The driver of the Isuzu, identified as 24-year-old Justin Bush, attempted to flee but eventually surrendered to police.

Bush was subsequently arrested on outstanding warrants. He could face charges of attempted murder and driving under the influence.

According to officials, the occupants of the pick-up truck, a 19-year-old female and two males, ages 20 and 21, were all transported to the hospital in serious condition.

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