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Maui Police Plan Cinco De Mayo Impaired Driving Enforcement Campaign

May 3, 2021, 8:53 AM HST
* Updated May 4, 5:54 AM
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Impaired Driving Awareness Checkpoint. (File 11.22.19) PC: Wendy Osher

The Maui Police Department Traffic Section, will be conducting sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols at various locations to address impaired driving over the Cinco De Mayo holiday.

The public can also expect to see increased intoxication checkpoints and saturation patrols set at various locations throughout Maui County every weekend, according to Lieutenant William Hankins, Commander of the Maui Police Department’s Traffic Division.

“As always, motorists can expect the Maui Police Department to take a zero tolerance approach to impaired driving. Our goal is to promote voluntary 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 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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