Maui Police Begin Impaired Driving Enforcement for Super Bowl Weekend

January 31, 2020, 12:40 PM HST · Updated January 31, 12:40 PM
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Impaired driving checkpoint. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Starting today, Friday, Jan. 31, and continuing through Sunday, the Maui Police Department Traffic Division, will be conducting sobriety check points and saturation patrols at various locations to address impaired driving over the Super Bowl weekend.

Police say motorist can expect the Maui Police Department to take a zero tolerance approach to impaired driving.

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“Our goal is to promote voluntarily compliance of all traffic laws and reduce motor vehicle crashes on our roadways. The Maui Police Department would also like to remind the public that in addition to being arrested for impaired driving, a violator’s vehicle may be subject to tow at the registered owners expense,” said MPD Traffic Commander Lt. William Hankins.

The Maui Police Department DUI Task Force Unit is also asking for the public’s help 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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