Maui Police to Conduct Impaired Driving Enforcement Over Labor Day Weekend

August 30, 2019, 7:09 PM HST · Updated August 30, 7:09 PM
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The Maui Police Department will be conducting increased impaired driving enforcement this weekend in conjunction with the Labor Day holiday.

William Hankins, Commander of the Maui Police Departmen Traffic Division noted that the holiday weekend is one of the deadliest time of the year in terms of impaired driving fatalities.

The Traffic Division will be out enforcing the Department’s zero tolerance response to impaired driving.

The public can expect saturation patrols where there is a noticeable increase in traffic enforcement to include Impaired Driving Checkpoints throughout the holiday weekend. Motorist can also expect to see patrols, which will include the use of unmarked patrol vehicles.

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“To date we have had 15 traffic related fatalities in 2019, 10 of which are alcohol and or drug related. We need our community to understand: It is up to them to make the smart decision to drive sober and help put an end to these senseless preventable deaths occurring on our roadways,” said Lt. Hankins.

Maui police offered the following tips to follow for preventing impaired driving deaths from occurring:

  • Plan a safe way home before you start consuming intoxicants.
  • If you have been drinking, utilize Uber or Lyft (Smartphone driven online transportation networks) take a taxi, call a sober friend or family member.
  • 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.
  • Make the smart choice to not drink and drive. Help keep our roadways safe for everyone.
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