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Hannah Brown Memorial Impaired Driving Awareness Rally to Kick Off Holiday Enforcement on Maui

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Inaugural Hannah Brown Memorial Impaired Driving Awareness Checkpoint. (11.22.19) PC: Wendy Osher

The Third Annual Hannah Brown Memorial Impaired Driving Awareness Checkpoint will take place next Wednesday, Nov. 24. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Wailuku Police Station as police launch their impaired driving awareness holiday campaign.

The event continues with an intoxication checkpoint honoring the memory of Hannah Brown, a Maui teen who was killed by a drunk driver who was traveling in the wrong direction on the Kūihelani Highway and collided head-on into the car she was in on June 23, 2019. She was 19 years old.

The Maui Police Department’s Traffic Division, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and the family and friends of Hannah Brown will gather in the hopes of changing the mindset of people who drive impaired on drugs and/or alcohol.

“All impaired driving fatalities are preventable. Do something, take care of your loved ones and help us prevent any more senseless deaths on our highways,” said Lieutenant William Hankins, Commander of the Maui Police Department’s Traffic Division.

“We hope that by memorializing Hannah at this event every year, especially as we enter the most dangerous time of the year for driving, people will stop and think before they get behind the wheel. Please remember there are families, like the Browns and too many others on Maui, that have had to suffer the senseless and preventable loss of a loved one at the hands of an intoxicated driver. Impaired driving crashes are preventable; please help us stop these heartbreaking losses. Make the right decision, and if you intend to drink this holiday season, please do not drink and drive. Working together as a community to address this problem, we can make a difference and help save lives,” said Lt. Hankins.


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