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 Island police will be on alert to help prevent tragedy on our roads.
Officers will conduct DUI checkpoints and roving patrols beginning Friday, May 23, and continuing through Memorial Day, Monday, May 26. 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, police have made nearly 500 DUI arrests, and there have been more than 600 major traffic collisions.
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.