Crime Statistics

Maui Officer Arrested For OUI

July 5, 2020, 2:20 PM HST
* Updated July 6, 4:22 PM
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Melvin R. Johnson Jr.

On Saturday at 7:59 p.m., Melvin R. Johnson Jr. was arrested for Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant.

Johnson is a 25-year veteran with the Maui Police Department and currently assigned to the Wailuku Criminal Investigative Division.

Johnson was off-duty at the time of his arrest.

Officials say details of the incident are still under investigation.

Johnson was released after posting $1,000 bail.

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MPD will also be conducting an internal investigation into this matter.

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“Chief Tivoli Faaumu would like the public to know that he holds his officers accountable for their actions, on and off duty. This is an on-going investigation and every person who is arrested is entitled to Due Process,” a press release from the Maui Police Department read.

 

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