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Impaired Driver Checkpoints Continue into Summer

The Honolulu Police Department (HPD) will be setting up impaired driver checkpoints at unannounced times and locations from May 1, through June 30, 2020, including but not limited to the Memorial Day and King Kamehameha Day holidays. The checkpoints are part of the department’s ongoing effort to reduce traffic deaths and injuries.

The 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 by up to one-year imprisonment.

Honolulu police officers have been conducting impaired driver checkpoints every week from September 2019 and will continue to do so through September 2020 as part of the federal “52/12” sobriety checkpoint program.