Honolulu police continue DUI checkpoints

The Honolulu Police Department will set up impaired driver checkpoints at unannounced times and locations from Sunday Sept. 1 through Thursday, Oct. 31.

As of Aug. 30, 43 people have been killed in traffic crashes on Oahu. Speed, alcohol, and/or drugs were factors in 14 of those crashes.

Police say 43 people were also killed in traffic crashes during the same time in 2012.

The checkpoints are part of HPD’s ongoing effort to reduce traffic injuries and deaths.

HPD is reminding the public not to drink and drive and that the legal drinking age is 21. Promoting intoxicating liquor to a person under the age of 21 is a misdemeanor punishable of up to one-year imprisonment.

HPD officers have been conducting impaired driver checkpoints every week from Oct. 2012 to Sept. 2013 as part of the federal “52/12” sobriety checkpoint program.

The federal “52/12” program continues in Oct. 2013 and runs through Sept. 2014.

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