Hawaii Island man arrested after allegedly driving into head-on traffic to evade police

Hawaii Island man arrested after allegedly driving into head-on traffic to evade police
Kaleb Muragin , 23, arrested after Hawaii Island chase. (Source: Big Island Police)

HAWAII ISLAND, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) -Hawaii Island police have arrested a Hilo man after a dangerous pursuit in Puna.

Investigators say 23-year-old Kaleb Muragin allegedly drove into oncoming traffic on Highway 11 and smashed into a vehicle after fleeing a traffic stop on June 30.

Police say they witnessed Muragin overtaking vehicles in the shoulder lane of Ainaloa Driver, and he accelerated when police tried to stop him.

An 80-year-old man in the vehicle Muragin hit was taken to the hospital for minor injuries and later released.

The Muragin, a Waiakea Uka resident, was arrested on July 4 and faces multiple traffic violations.

Bail was set at $3,400. He’s scheduled to appear in court again next Wednesday.

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