Three arrests in alleged assaults after crash
Police arrested three men who were in a vehicle that crashed in Nahiku last week after one passenger began hitting others with a rock and another passenger tried to assault emergency workers transporting him to the hospital, police said.
According to police records, the crash was reported shortly before 5 p.m. Friday near Milepost 28 in Nahiku.
Two vacationing police officers from the Mainland stopped to help after the crash and tried to intervene when the vehicle occupants began fighting with each other on the roadway, police said.
One passenger, identified as Thomas Suggs, picked up a large rock and tried to hit the driver of the crashed vehicle before turning on another passenger and trying to hit him with the rock, police said.
Suggs, 40, who gave a Georgia address, was charged with two counts of attempted second-degree assault and disorderly conduct. His bail was set at $2,100.
Another passenger, Daniel Chaides, tried to punch an emergency worker before being transported by ambulance to the hospital, police said. As Chaides was being taken to the hospital, he tried to bite another emergency worker, police said.
Chaides, 41, who gave no local address, was charged with two counts of attempted second-degree assault and disorderly conduct. His bail was set at $2,100.
Police said the driver of the vehicle also was arrested for disorderly conduct and a bench warrant. He was released after posting bail.