Man arrested for habitual DUI

Bail is set at $5,000 for a Paia man who was arrested for habitually driving under the influence of an intoxicant after police reported seeing his vehicle speeding and weaving Tuesday night on Maui Veterans Highway.

Cristian Manriquez, 36, has two prior convictions for driving under the influence of drugs in 2019, according to court records.

A DUI Task Force officer stopped the vehicle driven by Manriquez after seeing it had an inoperable tail light and expired safety sticker and was weaving and going 76 mph in the 45-mph zone on the highway toward Kihei at 10:10 p.m. Tuesday, according to a declaration filed in court to support the charge.

Manriquez had bloodshot eyes, and there was a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, the declaration said.

During field sobriety testing, Manriquez showed signs consistent with marijuana impairment, according to the declaration.

He was charged with habitually operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant, a felony offense that can be brought when someone is arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant after two prior convictions for impaired driving within the past 10 years.


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