Kula Man Arrested Following Motor Vehicle Accident on Pūlehu Road

Maui police arrested a Kula man after a motor vehicle accident reported at around 4:25 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, in the area of Pūlehu Road and Ōmaʻopio Road.

Police say an investigation revealed Julio Kimmel, 18, of Kula, was driving a silver, Toyota truck, traveling north on Pūlehu Road.  He collided into a black, Toyota truck traveling south on Pūlehu Road, according to police reports.  Both vehicles blocked the roadway, for a short time causing a temporary road closure.  No injuries were reported.

About 45 minutes later at 5:10 p.m., Kimmel was arrested for Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of Intoxicant (Liquor), Prohibitions Involving Minors, Driving Without a Valid Driver’s License, and Reckless Driving.

Bail was initially set at $1,600 and Kimmel was later released to District Court.

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