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Drive Responsibly During the Holiday Season


The holiday season is a time for giving and cheer, but it can also be a deadly time on our roadways. With holiday parties and other social events, there are many opportunities for people to consume alcohol.

Honolulu police officers will be setting up impaired driver checkpoints at unannounced times and locations from Wednesday, November 1, to Sunday, December 31, 2017. It is all part of the department’s ongoing efforts to reduce the number of traffic injuries and deaths.

Drinking and driving can result in serious consequences. We strongly urge drivers to think before they get behind the wheel.

The legal drinking age is 21. Promoting intoxicating liquor to a person under the age of 21 is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one-year imprisonment.

Honolulu police officers will be conducting impaired driver checkpoints every week from September 2017 and will continue to do so through September 2018 as part of the federal “52/12” sobriety checkpoint program.