August 17, 2010 – Hilo, Hawaii
Video by Baron Sekiya, Hawaii247.com | Voice of Tim Bryan
This red Honda Sedan was torn in half after a collision at the intersection of Mamaki Street and Highway 11 on Sunday, ending a day of police pursuit through the Puna district.
Police have confirmed to Hawaii247.com that the sedan was reported stolen, and that it even hit a police car earier in the day. The sedan eventually collided with another vehicle, snarling southbound traffic on Highway 11 for nearly three hours.
Both drivers and an elderly female passenger were taken to Hilo Medical Center.
32-year-old Alexander Borrero III was arrested at the scene, and he remains in police custody at Hilo Medical Center while detectives continue their investigation. A first-degree attempted murder case has been initiated by police, for the alleged act of backing the Honda into the police officer.
UPDATE – According to the Hawaii County Police Department:
Big Island police have charged a 32-year-old Hilo man with six offenses stemming from events Sunday that ended with a serious traffic collision.
Early Tuesday afternoon (August 17), detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section charged Alexander Borrero III with first-degree attempted murder, unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, reckless driving, resisting an order to stop and first-degree negligent injury. His bail was set at $500,000.
He was also arrested and charged for unrelated bench warrants and appeared in court Tuesday afternoon on those charges.
His initial court appearance for the new charges is scheduled for Wednesday (August 18) in Hilo District Court. In the meantime, he is being held at Hawai’i Community Correctional Facility unable to post bail.
Police are seeking witnesses who saw the 3 p.m. collision Sunday at the intersection of Highway 11 and Mamaki Street or the events leading up to it. They ask that anyone with information on Borrero’s activities Sunday call Acting Lieutenant Reed Mahuna at 961-2252. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.