Maui Police to Conduct St. Patrick’s Holiday Impaired Driving Enforcement

March 12, 2020, 9:38 AM HST · Updated March 13, 12:54 AM

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Starting this Friday, March 13 and continuing through St Patrick’s Day on Tuesday, March 17, the Maui Police Department Traffic Division will be conducting sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols at various locations.

Maui Police Traffic Division Commander, Lieutenant William Hankins said motorists can expect a zero tolerance approach to impaired driving. “Our goal is to promote voluntarily compliance of all traffic laws and reduce motor vehicle crashes on our roadways,” he said.

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