Makiki Neighborhood board to discuss drifters near Tantalus

Makiki Neighborhood board to discuss drifters near Tantalus

MAKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Residents of Makiki and Tantalus are fed up with illegal street racers — and they want something done about it.

Neighborhood board members will be meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday to discuss preventative measures concerning racers and drifters in the Tantalus area.

Several accidents have happened at the popular hiker's spot because the road's many twists and turns are coveted by illegal street racers and adrenaline junkies.

On Jan. 25, 33-year-old Leticia Altman, a well-known local real estate agent and triathlete was injured when a drifter hit her during a night bike ride.

Altman was taken to Queen's Medical Center in critical condition and the driver, 20-year-old Taylor Liang, was arrested by the Honolulu Police Department for negligent injury.

"We've had a continuing problem with street racing, illegal street racing, for at least the last 15 years I've been doing enforcement at night," said Lt. Ben Moszkowicz, of HPD to Hawaii News Now in January. "It's something that hasn't gone away despite our best enforcement efforts."

The neighborhood board meeting will take place at Makiki District Park.

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