Maui Police Department cracks down on drunk driving

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From August 15 to September 1, the Maui Police Department is participating in a nationwide crackdown on drunk drivers.

This nationwide campaign, called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” is a partnership between law enforcement agencies and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in a joint effort to reduce impaired driving.

The DUI Task Force Unit of the Maui Police Department’s Traffic Section will be out in force and drivers can expect to see increased saturation patrols which will include the use of unmarked patrol vehicles and sobriety checkpoints.

The Maui Police Department’s DUI Task Force Unit is also asking for the public’s assistance in helping to keep roadways safe for everyone by following these simple tips.

  • Plan a safe way home before you start your festivities.
  • Before drinking, designate a sober driver. If you wait until you’re impaired, you’re more likely to make a bad decision.
  • If you’ve been drinking, take a taxi, call a sober friend or family member.
  • If you see an impaired driver on the road, call the Maui Police Department’s non-emergency number at 244-6400 to report it. You could save a life.
  • If you know someone who is about to drive while impaired, be a true friend and take their keys. Help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.

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