Police arrest suspect in deadly hit-and-run

Honolulu police said a tip led to the arrest of a 37-year-old Waialua man in connection with the hit-and-run accident that killed David Wayne Aldridge II last month. Read more
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loco moco

Rockville, MD

#1 Aug 4, 2008
Book 'em Danno! Hit-and-runners beware. You can run but you cannot hide!
R in 96817

Ewa Beach, HI

#2 Aug 4, 2008
Hopefully this police forensics and the good of the neighborhood that led to this arrest can deter further ignorance. The driving public must bear responsibility and accountability while behind the wheel of any vehicle.
Hit and runners are banking in the "Nobody Saw" assumptions. Advanced technology and being a good neighbor will lead to more arrests of hit and runners.
Rest Well David Aldridge....

Since: Mar 08

Aiea, HI

#3 Aug 4, 2008
My condolences to the Aldridge family.

I can still remember the family's post some time again asking for help.

Good Job to the HPD !

I knew they would find the hit and run driver and I just wanted to see what he looks like. As I suspected an empty head.
psychic hot line

Japan

#4 Aug 4, 2008
Justice, needs to be SERVED!
I'll work overtime, if needed.
I can track "Offenders", using ANYTHING that belonged to them(personal items, better results).
Obakas, nowhere to hide, cuz Kusumaya, the medium is gonna "GET YOU"!!!
RIP: David Aldridge
KUSUMAYA
isleson

Houston, TX

#6 Aug 4, 2008
Thankfully, the hit and run driver of Mr. Aldridge was arrested. What a callous attitude toward another human being, that one would leave person suffering on the side of the road, dying. You've brought SHAME on yourself and most of all your family.
keola

Honolulu, HI

#7 Aug 4, 2008
1st the cops said to be on a look out for a red truck or suv, now we find out it was a white company van that did the damage?...sounds like a smokescreen here....
pali

United States

#8 Aug 4, 2008
keola wrote:
1st the cops said to be on a look out for a red truck or suv, now we find out it was a white company van that did the damage?...sounds like a smokescreen here....
???
Jimmy

Round Rock, TX

#9 Aug 4, 2008
This had NOTHING to do with the cops as much as the families persistence and the media getting out the information. Police do a lot of "phone" investigation waiting for tip lines to ring. You heard it hear, it was a TIP!!!!!!!! that led to the arrest.

The bigger picture here is...HIT & RUNS NEED MORE ATTENTION. Legislators need to address this matter. There is NO REASON to flee an accident, I don't care what kind of low life you are. Mandatory suspensions or license and minimal jail times if you run...no matter the reason.

So in this case, a sincere condolence to the family and Mahalo to them and the media for keeping this alive. To the Police, you got a break from the COMMUNITY. Of course now HPD will suck up the glory especially that lazy Deputy Chief Putzulu.
Cyclist

Richmond, Canada

#10 Aug 4, 2008
Thank you, thank you, thank you, to everybody who went out of their way to find this coward!
old goat

Honolulu, HI

#12 Aug 4, 2008
When the police asked for the publics health we were told to be looking for a red flatbed (probably chevy or gmc). The police supposedly arrived at the colar because of paint chips found on Aldridges backpack. And this is what they told the parents.
How do the police resolve this glaring discrepancy in the description. If the police want the publics help, they need to be a little more accurate. The father even expressed concern that he hopes the police had arrested the right person because he had doubts based on what the police had previously told him.
In any event, hopefully this arrest is the right guy and it will ease the grief of the family.
karl

Honolulu, HI

#13 Aug 4, 2008
keola wrote:
1st the cops said to be on a look out for a red truck or suv, now we find out it was a white company van that did the damage?...sounds like a smokescreen here....
i agree. they lead everyone down the wrong path saying that it was a red flatbed truck when it was actually a white van. on top of that why didn't the company abbey carpet question it's driver of the damage when it was sent to the body & fender shop for repair. sounds like abbey carpet is trying cover up here.
wacko

Lahaina, HI

#14 Aug 4, 2008
Red flat bed truck, what kind of police work is that? Giving erroneous information to the public. What kind of investigator comes out with that kind of conclusion. The vehicle confiscated is white, is this the right truck?

I hope the family sues the registered vehicle owners for the heart ache they have caused. Suggest they obtain a GOOD attorney, and file a law suit.

Take the owner or owners of the vehicle to the cleaners. Take 'em for all they can get.

Since: Mar 08

Aiea, HI

#15 Aug 4, 2008
keola wrote:
1st the cops said to be on a look out for a red truck or suv, now we find out it was a white company van that did the damage?...sounds like a smokescreen here....
The police got their man and you all still criticize them. No one knows the details in police investigations.

You all expect them to be at your door step when you need help so show them some appreciation once in a while.
karl

Honolulu, HI

#16 Aug 4, 2008
"Earlier this month, Aldridge said when he asked police how they could be sure it was a red truck, he was told there was red paint on his son's backpack.

"It mesmerizes me that it's a white van. No flatbed, no lights, just a regular GMC Savannah van," he said. "I asked 'How do you know it's a red truck? Are you confident?' And ...(an officer) told me to be thankful it's not a white truck because there are a whole lot of white trucks and it would be tougher to find."

quote from the honolulu advertiser article.
coolbeanz

Crystal Falls, MI

#17 Aug 4, 2008
This guy just gave the fillipino community a black eye! I wonder if they are going to drug test him? Sounds like something an ice-head would do!
i luv batu

Hauula, HI

#18 Aug 4, 2008
abby carpet
you know you wrong
how come you no admit?
das da kine company you are?
quick try fix the gaji on the truck so nobody know
dee tree

Honolulu, HI

#19 Aug 4, 2008
keola wrote:
1st the cops said to be on a look out for a red truck or suv, now we find out it was a white company van that did the damage?...sounds like a smokescreen here....
the red flatbed was given by a "witness". that is all news media could go on until debris recovered at eh scene revealed the EXACT year, make, and model... the white van. you're just another idiot who takes everything that the news media releases as fact.
Okole Maluna

AOL

#20 Aug 4, 2008
Give him life!!!!!!!!
Kulafan

Kula, HI

#21 Aug 4, 2008
This guy was probably really drunk and didn't realise he hit anything until the next day when he saw the damage to his van. He probably saw the same reports that the hit and run vehicle was a red flatbed pickup truck. So he probably thought that maybe it wasn't him that hit the boy.I have followed drunk drivers before and they swerve all over the road and not realise that they are swerving.
mOnKeY

Honolulu, HI

#22 Aug 4, 2008
i luv batu wrote:
abby carpet
you know you wrong
how come you no admit?
das da kine company you are?
quick try fix the gaji on the truck so nobody know
The exact kind of qoute you would get from a batu luva.

Stupid...Abbey Carpet filed a report with the HPD and HPD is the ones who gave them the OK to get the van fixed.

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