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MPD to Beef Up Sobriety Checkpoints Amid Holiday Season

December 11, 2019, 7:00 AM HST
* Updated December 10, 6:51 PM
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The holidays are all about celebrating with family and friends–and Maui police say they will be reinforcing efforts to promote safety out on the streets.

As participants of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, Maui police will increase saturation patrols and intoxication control checkpoints through the holiday season, which runs from Dec. 11, 2019 – Jan. 1, 2020.

The campaign aims to help raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving through high-visibility enforcement and public education.

Officers will also proactively enforce speeding, seat belt and cell phone- talking/texting laws, as well as violators running red traffic signals.

Fifteen people died in car collisions involving an impaired driver on Maui this year.

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Officials are asking the public to help keep the community safe by looking out for loved ones.

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“If someone you know is about to drive after drinking, take his or her keys, offer another alternative and help us prevent a tragedy,” an MPD press release read.

“Take care of your loved ones this holiday and let’s make sure everyone arrives home safely. Working together as a community, we can all help do our part to make our roads safer.”

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