Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Robert P. Pauole
With the approach of the long Memorial Day weekend and the continuation of graduation parties, Hawaiʻi County police will be on alert to help prevent tragedy on our roads.
Officers will conduct DUI checkpoints and roving patrols beginning Thursday, May 23, and continuing through Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. The effort is part of a national and statewide campaign called “Drunk Driving: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”
Driving under the influence of alcohol presents a potential danger to every motorist, passenger and pedestrian the driver encounters. Already this year, Big Island police have made more than 500 DUI arrests, and 13 people have died in traffic fatalities.
Please do your part to keep our roads safe. Always remember to have a designated sober and licensed driver before you start drinking. If you don’t find one, don’t take a chance—take a taxi.