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Maui Police Launch St. Patrick’s Day Impaired Driving Enforcement

March 15, 2021, 10:33 AM HST
* Updated March 17, 5:51 AM
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Impaired Driving Awareness Checkpoint. File (11.22.19) PC: Wendy Osher

The Maui Police Department has announced participation in a St Patrick’s Day- Impaired Driving Enforcement Campaign.

Maui Police Traffic Division Commander, Lieutenant William Hankins said the Maui Police Department Traffic Division will be conducting sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols at various locations to address impaired driving during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday.

To help eliminate impaired driving from Maui’s roadways, the public can also expect to see increased intoxication checkpoints set at various locations throughout Maui County every weekend, police said.

“As always, motorists can expect the Maui Police Department to take a zero tolerance approach to impaired driving,” said Lt. Hankins. “Our goal is to promote voluntary compliance of all traffic laws and reduce motor vehicle crashes on our roadways.”

The Maui Police Department DUI Task Force Unit is also asking for the public’s assistance in helping to keep roadways safe and offered the following tips:

  • Plan a safe way home before you start celebrating.
  • Before drinking, designate a sober driver. If you wait until you are impaired, you are more likely to make a bad decision.
  • If you have been drinking, utilize UBER or LYFT, take a taxi, call a sober friend or family member.
  • If you see an impaired driver on the road, call the Maui Police Department to report it. You could save a life.
  • If you know someone who is about to drive while impaired, be a true friend and take his or her keys. Help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.

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