Honolulu police officers were out in full force over Memorial Day weekend, cracking down on drunk driving and other offenses.
According to the department’s Traffic Division, 37 checkpoints were established from 6 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Tuesday. At least one checkpoint was established in each of HPD’s eight patrol districts each night.
During that time, 41 people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and four were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs.
“That’s 45 people that’s driving impaired on our roadways and endangering our community, so people still aren’t getting the message that if they’re going to drink, don’t drive and make sure they have a designated driver with them at all times,” said Maj. Kurt Kendro, Honolulu Police Dept.
Nineteen drivers were arrested for other traffic crimes including outstanding warrants, driving without a license and having an open container (with alcohol).
One person was arrested for driving a stolen vehicle, one was arrested for felony drug charges, and one was arrested for a $50,000 felony warrant.
Officers also issued 1,042 citations for various offenses including eight for racing, two for reckless driving and 16 for excessive speeding.
There were no reported traffic fatalities or critical injuries over the weekend.
HPD will continue with these DUI checkpoints at unannounced times and locations throughout the summer.