Hawai‘i Police Division
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Torey Keltner, Program Supervisor
With the method of the lengthy Memorial Day weekend and upcoming commencement events, Hawai’i Police Division will likely be on alert to assist forestall tragedy on our roads. Officers will conduct roving patrols starting Friday, Could 28, and persevering with via Memorial Day, Monday, Could 29. The hassle is a part of a nationwide and statewide marketing campaign known as “Drunk Driving: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”
On island, DUI arrests are up 47.1 p.c in comparison with the identical time final yr.
Daily, 28 individuals in america die in an alcohol-related car crash—that’s one individual each 53 minutes. Drunk driving fatalities have fallen by a 3rd within the final three a long time; nonetheless, the prospect of being in an alcohol-impaired crash remains to be one in three over the course of a lifetime. These deaths and damages contribute to a price of $52 billion per yr.
Please do your half to maintain our roads protected. At all times keep in mind to have a chosen sober and licensed driver earlier than you begin consuming. If you happen to don’t discover one, don’t take an opportunity—take a taxi or use a journey share program like Uber or Lyft.