05-05-16 Reminder: Vehicles of drunk drivers can be towed at operator’s expense

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Robert P. Pauole
Phone: 961-2305

Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island police are reminding motorists about a county ordinance that gives officers the discretion to have vehicles towed at the operator’s expense for certain driving offenses.

Hawaiʻi County Ordinance No. 11-102, also known as “Aliyah’s Law,” permits the towing of vehicles of motorists driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, without a valid driver’s license or with fraudulent license plates or registration emblems.

The law went into effect in 2012.

Sergeant Robert Pauole from the Police Department’s Traffic Services Section noted that impairment was a factor in 13 of the 15 fatalities last year.

“We need to reinforce the message that driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs kills,” Pauole said. “Always remember to have a designated, sober and licensed driver before you start drinking. If you can’t find one, don’t take a chance – take a taxi!”


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