It was a pleasure to learn that the Maui County Council, regardless of exhausting financial occasions, accepted about $72,000 for the acquisition of two Harley Davidson Electra Glide bikes for the police solo bike unit.
In keeping with The Maui Information April 6, “Within the first two months of the yr, police visitors officers issued almost 2,000 citations, together with 420 for dashing, 12 for extreme dashing, 258 for seat belt violations and 242 for utilizing a cellphone different cellular digital machine whereas driving.”
Approving the acquisition of two new bikes is a wonderful method of recognizing, commending and congratulating the officers of the police solo bike unit for doing an impressive job of preserving Maui’s streets and highways safer for all of us.
I additionally wish to acknowledge and commend the devoted officers of the Maui Police Division’s DUI Process Power. They, too, have been doing an impressive job all year long in finishing up and implementing the DUI legal guidelines towards these irresponsible, reckless, drunk drivers. I solely want our courts would take DUI convictions extra significantly and punish violators by ordering extra jail time for second-, third- and fourth-time offenders. There may be clearly no excuse for repeat DUI offenders.
My one criticism concerning these two topics: For the reason that County of Maui pays for the price of working our Police Division, it’s completely unfair that each one the fines generated by the exhausting work of our devoted cops find yourself within the state’s normal fund. Maui legislators, the legislation must be modified.
William T. Kinaka
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