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Officers injured after stolen car crashes on Kalanianaole

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Three Honolulu police officers suffered minor injuries on Friday when a car that had been reported stolen crashed in Aina Haina, causing major traffic delays in the area for most of the afternoon.

The officers were reportedly following the vehicle at the time of the incident, and the westbound lanes of Kalanianaole Highway were closed while police officials investigated.

Police say the driver of the car, 42-year-old Dennis Kala, was arrested on suspicion of operating a stolen vehicle. His passengers, 29-year-old Seleena Kumia and 32-year-old Alcapone Stanley, were also arrested, and charged with unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle.

Traffic was heavy heading both into and out of Hawaii Kai for several hours following the accident.

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