Maui woman who pled no contest in a deadly 2005 crash is arrested for DUI again

Maui woman who pled no contest in a deadly 2005 crash is arrested for DUI again
34-year-old Kristen Davis, mug shot (Source: Maui Police)

MAUI, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Haiku woman held responsible for a deadly drunken crash on Maui 15 years ago has been charged again for allegedly driving under the influence.

Maui police arrested 34-year-old Kristen Davis Friday night after a concerned citizen alerted police that Davis looked intoxicated while leaving a Kahului business.

Police say she got behind the wheel of a white Jeep with a female passenger and drove off before later being stopped by police on the road.

The responding officer arrested her after she showed signs of impairment.

This isn’t her first run-in with the law for impaired driving.

In 2005, she pled no contest to negligent homicide for a head-on collision on Honoapiilani Highway.

That crash killed 41-year-old Wailuku resident Richard Griffith. 

Davis’s bail is now set at $1,200. She was also charged for allegedly having alcohol in her possession while driving.

Lt. William Hankins, Commander of the Traffic Division, said the community can play a key role in helping keep roads safe.

”I commend the citizen who had the courage to make the call to police to report an impaired driver. Impaired drivers are a serious safety concern for everyone on our roadways. Having the public’s help in removing these drivers will save lives and is greatly appreciated,” Lt. Hankins said.

Copyright 2020 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.