HPD opens attempted murder investigation after taxi driver attack leads to crash

HPD opens attempted murder investigation after taxi driver attack leads to crash
Ratana Taito
Ratana Taito

NUUANU, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Honolulu Police Department has launched an attempted murder investigation Thursday following an assault on a taxi driver that led to a crash.

Police said the incident happened around 3 a.m.

The suspect, 21-year-old Ratana Taito, allegedly assaulted the 56-year-old driver while in the cab. The vehicle then crashed.

No one was seriously hurt, authorities said.

Taito was arrested near Nuuanu Avenue and Pauoa Road around 4:10 a.m. He was taken into custody on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder.

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