The Maui Police Department issued a total of 1,255 traffic citations during the nationwide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.
Police set up 17 DUI checkpoints in various locations throughout Maui County during the 18-day campaign, which took place from Aug. 15-Sept. 1.
Police also increased dedicated traffic enforcement saturation patrols using both marked and unmarked police vehicles.
All traffic laws were strictly enforced.
During that period, the department reported the following citations and arrests:
- Operating a Vehicle While under the Influence of an Intoxicant arrests = 57
- Miscellaneous traffic crime arrests = 41
- Traffic Warrant arrests made = 142
- Total traffic related arrests made during the campaign = 240
- Uninsured Motorist citations issued = 220
- Driving without a driver’s license citations issued = 112
- Speeding citations issued = 139
- Mobile Electronic Device (cell phone) citations issued = 49
- Miscellaneous traffic violation citations issued = 735
- Total Traffic Citations issued = 1,255
The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign is aimed to prevent traffic crashes that result in death, injury and economic loss due to impaired driving.
Although the campaign has ended, the Maui Police Department’s DUI Task Force Unit will continue to patrol on a nightly basis and strictly enforce all traffic laws with DUI checkpoints on randomly selected nights at various locations.