November 19, 2021, 8:56 AM HST
The Third Annual Hannah Brown Memorial Impaired Driving Consciousness Checkpoint will happen subsequent Wednesday, Nov. 24. The occasion begins at 5:30 p.m. in entrance of the Wailuku Police Station as police launch their impaired driving consciousness vacation marketing campaign.
The occasion continues with an intoxication checkpoint honoring the reminiscence of Hannah Brown, a Maui teen who was killed by a drunk driver who was touring within the mistaken path on the Kūihelani Freeway and collided head-on into the automobile she was in on June 23, 2019. She was 19 years previous.
The Maui Police Division’s Site visitors Division, Moms In opposition to Drunk Driving, and the household and pals of Hannah Brown will collect within the hopes of fixing the mindset of people that drive impaired on medication and/or alcohol.
“All impaired driving fatalities are preventable. Do one thing, maintain your family members and assist us forestall any extra mindless deaths on our highways,” mentioned Lieutenant William Hankins, Commander of the Maui Police Division’s Site visitors Division.
“We hope that by memorializing Hannah at this occasion yearly, particularly as we enter essentially the most harmful time of the yr for driving, individuals will cease and suppose earlier than they get behind the wheel. Please bear in mind there are families, like the Browns and too many others on Maui, which have needed to undergo the mindless and preventable lack of a cherished one by the hands of an intoxicated driver. Impaired driving crashes are preventable; please assist us cease these heartbreaking losses. Make the appropriate determination, and for those who intend to drink this vacation season, please don’t drink and drive. Working collectively as a group to handle this downside, we are able to make a distinction and assist save lives,” mentioned Lt. Hankins.