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Couple charged in Kona road rage incident


David Torres, Jr.

David Torres, Jr.

Big Island detectives have charged a 31-year-old Kona man and 30-year-old Kona woman in connection with a road rage incident on Wednesday (August 1) in Kailua-Kona.

At approximately 3:15 p.m., Wednesday, Kona patrol officers responded to a reported road rage incident in Kailua-Kona. They received information that the driver of a maroon Jeep had honked at a blue sedan after it reportedly cut her off while leaving the Kona Commons shopping center on Makala Boulevard. While both cars were stopped for a red light, the man driving the sedan and a female passenger reportedly exited the car and confronted the driver of the Jeep.

After the confrontation, the Jeep had damage to the passenger door and the woman from the sedan had a small puncture wound to her forehead.

A short time later, a Kona patrol officer stopped the driver of the Jeep on Henry Street.

Shaundalinn Torres

Shaundalinn Torres

All three persons were arrested for their roles in the confrontation.

The driver of the sedan, 31-year-old David F. Torres, Jr. of Kailua-Kona, was arrested on suspicion of unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle and criminal property damage. His wife, 30-year-old Shaundalinn Torres, was arrested on suspicion of assault and unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle. The driver of the Jeep, 42-year-old Shannon Jensen, was arrested on suspicion of assault.

None of them required medical treatment.

On Friday (August 3) detectives from Area II Criminal Investigations Section charged David F. Torres, Jr. with unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle and criminal property damage. His bail was set at $11,000. Shaundalinn Torres was charged with unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle and third-degree assault. Her bail was set at $12,000. They are being held at the Kona police cellblock pending their initial court appearance scheduled for Monday (August 6).

Shannon Jensen was released from police custody pending further investigation.

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