A 44-year-old man was arrested Wednesday morning (June 24) after blocking access to construction workers who were en route to the summit of Mauna Kea to work on the Thirty Meter Telescope.

Ulises Consuegra of Kailua-Kona was arrested on the county portion of Mauna Kea Access Road shortly after 11 a.m. for the petty misdemeanor offense of obstructing. He was charged with the offense and then released after posting $250 bail.

Additional enforcement was conducted by the Department of Land and Natural Resources, which is responsible for enforcement on property owned by the state.