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Kauai County councilman arrested for assaulting a police officer

Arthur Brun was arrested Tuesday afternoon.
Arthur Brun was arrested Tuesday afternoon.(County of Kauai)
Updated: Oct. 30, 2019 at 10:23 AM HST
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KAUAI, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) -A Kauai County councilman was arrested on Tuesday, accused of fleeing and assaulting a police officer.

County officials say Arthur Brun was pulled over for a traffic stop near the Lihue Post Office. When the officer approached him, police say Brun fled and struck the officer. The officer suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The 47-year-old was eventually stopped on Kauai Beach Drive.

He was arrested and taken to Wilcox Hospital for a medical evaluation. Police then brought him to the cell block, where he remained Tuesday night.

He was held on suspicion of resisting an order to stop a motor vehicle and assault against a law enforcement officer.

Sources say Brun was wanted on suspicion for drug-related crimes.

Brun is the chair of the Transportation, Parks and Recreation committees, according to the county’s website.

Council Chair Arryl Kaneshiro said they are waiting for more information. He added that any action to remove him from his position would need to go through the process outlined by the county charter.

On Wednesday, he was released from custody after posting $10,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 11.

This story will be updated.

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