Suspect in hit-and-run is released

Suspect in hit-and-run is released

There are 67 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Aug 5, 2008, titled Suspect in hit-and-run is released. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Police released a 37-year-old suspect yesterday in the hit-and-run crash in which 18-year-old bicyclist David Wayne Aldridge II was killed on Kamehameha Highway fronting Dole Plantation.

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Since: Mar 08

Aiea, HI

#1 Aug 5, 2008
From what I understand, the parts from the vehicle confiscated at the repair shop do match
the pieces at the accident scene. Also the prosecutors feel they have a good case.
Then from what the suspect said while leaving the jail yesterday it sure seems like a closed case to me.

Things may change as time goes by, but at this point it does not look good for the prime suspect. Yet it's still an ongoing investigation just the same.
Ainokea

United States

#2 Aug 5, 2008
Test
Ainokea

United States

#3 Aug 5, 2008
Okay so now that we have possible found someone, we can at least have a closure in this case. My heart goes out to the family. I don't see why it's taking HPD that long. They should now speed up the investigation and put that person in prison for life.
Luis

Kihei, HI

#4 Aug 5, 2008
The suspect is buying a plane ticket to the PI this morning and he ain't coming back. Hard to find a philip in the PI islands. He can use another PI ID to get out of here. If he hit and run, he will jump bail, too. Well, that's how it goes in Hawaii. Von vogage. Another criminal that will get away, thanks to our judicial system. Aloha.
get real

Honolulu, HI

#5 Aug 5, 2008
Ainokea wrote:
Okay so now that we have possible found someone, we can at least have a closure in this case. My heart goes out to the family. I don't see why it's taking HPD that long. They should now speed up the investigation and put that person in prison for life.
C'mon now.... This is real life. Not some CSI TV show where everything is wrapped up in an hour! These things take time.

get real
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#6 Aug 5, 2008
get real wrote:
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C'mon now.... This is real life. Not some CSI TV show where everything is wrapped up in an hour! These things take time.
get real
You sounded a bit more cocky the other day.
funnyguy

Makawao, HI

#7 Aug 5, 2008
GO RAIL GO!!!!!!

Since: Aug 08

Aiea, HI

#8 Aug 5, 2008
YOU GUYZ CRACK ME UP...LOL!!!
Derrick

United States

#9 Aug 5, 2008
If he did it admit it and bring closure to the grieveing family. Be a man, not a coward.
JUST A THOUGHT

San Diego, CA

#10 Aug 5, 2008
Ainokea wrote:
Okay so now that we have possible found someone, we can at least have a closure in this case. My heart goes out to the family. I don't see why it's taking HPD that long. They should now speed up the investigation and put that person in prison for life.
gotta make sure to dot the i's and cross the T's. or driver could end up walking

Since: Mar 08

Aiea, HI

#11 Aug 5, 2008
Derrick wrote:
If he did it admit it and bring closure to the grieveing family. Be a man, not a coward.
If you watched the video clip yesterday as he was leaving the jail he said, oh I don't think I should say that?(Some do that effect.)

Of course his lawyer surely told him not to talk and by saying that remark he just stuck his foot in his mouth.

Go watch the Video.
old goat

Honolulu, HI

#12 Aug 5, 2008
Come on HPD, it shouldn't take months to compare the parts from the vehicle that was seized at the repair shop to the parts recovered from the scene. And it shouldn't take months to compare available paint samples. And if any of the victims DNA was transferred to the vehicle it shouldn't take months to locate it and test it. Months is unacceptable.
There's nothing new in this newstory. It takes HPD 2-3 times as long as it does in other jurisdictions to investigate vehicle accidents involving a death.
Steven

Kailua Kona, HI

#13 Aug 5, 2008
Luis wrote:
The suspect is buying a plane ticket to the PI this morning and he ain't coming back. Hard to find a philip in the PI islands. He can use another PI ID to get out of here. If he hit and run, he will jump bail, too. Well, that's how it goes in Hawaii. Von vogage. Another criminal that will get away, thanks to our judicial system. Aloha.
What you said came to my mind too

Since: Jan 08

Kahului, HI

#14 Aug 5, 2008
Luis wrote:
The suspect is buying a plane ticket to the PI this morning and he ain't coming back. Hard to find a philip in the PI islands. He can use another PI ID to get out of here. If he hit and run, he will jump bail, too. Well, that's how it goes in Hawaii. Von vogage. Another criminal that will get away, thanks to our judicial system. Aloha.
Two things to ponder: Flight will make this a federal case. Secondly, leaving the jurisdiction will freeze the statute of limitations. Do you really think he'll be able to get a passport now? Running away will only delay the inevitable.

Since: Jan 08

Kahului, HI

#15 Aug 5, 2008
old goat wrote:
Come on HPD, it shouldn't take months to compare the parts from the vehicle that was seized at the repair shop to the parts recovered from the scene. And it shouldn't take months to compare available paint samples. And if any of the victims DNA was transferred to the vehicle it shouldn't take months to locate it and test it. Months is unacceptable.
There's nothing new in this newstory. It takes HPD 2-3 times as long as it does in other jurisdictions to investigate vehicle accidents involving a death.
What jurisdictions are you comparing HPD to? Do you have any idea how long it takes to have a lab conduct an examination? Shows like CSI creates unrealistic expectations for viewers, aka armchair investigators. Every contact leaves its trace, but different types of evidence require different analysis, some more complicated than others. It's easy to compare a part of a broken lens to the suspect vehicle but DNA and other trace evidence takes a lot longer.

Had there been a witness who could place the suspect behind the wheel at the time of the collision, the case would have been a lot easier to prosecute and prepare for trial.

Let the evidence speak for the victim.
Young Boy

Honolulu, HI

#16 Aug 5, 2008
old goat wrote:
Come on HPD, it shouldn't take months to compare the parts from the vehicle that was seized at the repair shop to the parts recovered from the scene. And it shouldn't take months to compare available paint samples. And if any of the victims DNA was transferred to the vehicle it shouldn't take months to locate it and test it. Months is unacceptable.
There's nothing new in this newstory. It takes HPD 2-3 times as long as it does in other jurisdictions to investigate vehicle accidents involving a death.
HPD is worried about getting SUED. So before they pursue this case they better have EVERYTHING in order before Hawaii's well known WEAK A$$, libera judges give this guy 3 years of probation. It ain't HPD its the damned Judiciary System.

Since: Jan 08

Kahului, HI

#17 Aug 5, 2008
Young Boy wrote:
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HPD is worried about getting SUED. So before they pursue this case they better have EVERYTHING in order before Hawaii's well known WEAK ****, libera judges give this guy 3 years of probation. It ain't HPD its the damned Judiciary System.
Boy-san, the name fits. What is HPD going to be sued for?

“Phil 4:13”

Since: Apr 08

Wahiawa, HI

#18 Aug 5, 2008
Luis wrote:
The suspect is buying a plane ticket to the PI this morning and he ain't coming back. Hard to find a philip in the PI islands. He can use another PI ID to get out of here. If he hit and run, he will jump bail, too. Well, that's how it goes in Hawaii. Von vogage. Another criminal that will get away, thanks to our judicial system. Aloha.
my thoughts, exactly.
the truth

United States

#19 Aug 5, 2008
old goat wrote:
Come on HPD, it shouldn't take months to compare the parts from the vehicle that was seized at the repair shop to the parts recovered from the scene. And it shouldn't take months to compare available paint samples. And if any of the victims DNA was transferred to the vehicle it shouldn't take months to locate it and test it. Months is unacceptable.
There's nothing new in this newstory. It takes HPD 2-3 times as long as it does in other jurisdictions to investigate vehicle accidents involving a death.
. When did this accident take place? 2-3 months ago? No you fool. Don't be a fool you fool.
dee tree

Honolulu, HI

#20 Aug 5, 2008
Von in Aiea wrote:
From what I understand, the parts from the vehicle confiscated at the repair shop do match
the pieces at the accident scene. Also the prosecutors feel they have a good case.
Then from what the suspect said while leaving the jail yesterday it sure seems like a closed case to me.
Things may change as time goes by, but at this point it does not look good for the prime suspect. Yet it's still an ongoing investigation just the same.
you are exactly correct.

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