Fatal driver a known speeder


POSTED: Sunday, March 01, 2009

The driver of the car that police estimated was going more than 100 mph when he crashed, killing him and two passengers, had a history of speeding tickets, including one in 2003 for going 118 mph in a 55 mph zone, according to court records.

James Krzywonski, 30, was driving his 2001 Audi Coupe when it crashed near the entrance of Wilson Tunnel at about 3:50 a.m. Thursday.

Krzywonski was issued six speeding citations from 2001 to 2007, according to court documents.

In August 2003 in the Wahiawa Division, he was cited for going 118 mph - more than twice the speed limit - and fined $200 and other fees totaling $37, the records show.

In his other speeding cases, he was cited for going 11 to 23 mph over speed limits of 35 mph and 55 mph, the documents said.

One citation was issued in the Ewa Division. The others were in the Wahiawa Division.