Drunk Driver Plows Through Runners at the Maui Marathon Starting Line

A man, believed to have been under the influence, drove his vehicle through the starting line of runners at the Maui Marathon, injuring a 53-year-old according to a KHOU-TV report.

The vehicle was driven by Rustyn Pajimola-Aiu, 22, of Kahului. At around 5:05 a.m. Pajimola-Aiu was caught on video by multiple witnesses as he exited a parking lot and tried to make a right turn. In his path was the starting line for the marathon, with a large crowd of runners gathered for the start.

The video shows the driver attempt to drive around the starting line before the car swerves toward the crowd of people.

One 53-year-old man was struck by the vehicle, and dragged 30 feet. He reportedly sustained only minor injuries and was treated and released at the scene.

A witness, Greg Isabelle, told HawaiiOnTV.com that runners intervened to stop the car before police arrived. He said the car made it about 20 feet before runners surrounded the car and pulled the driver from the vehicle.