5-27-21 Police Remind Motorists to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over this Memorial Day Weekend

Hawai‘i Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Torey Keltner, Program Manager
Phone: 961-2305

Media Release

With the approach of the long Memorial Day weekend and upcoming graduation parties, Hawai’i Police Department will be on alert to help prevent tragedy on our roads. Officers will conduct roving patrols beginning Friday, May 28, and continuing through Memorial Day, Monday, May 31.  The effort is part of a national and statewide campaign called “Drunk Driving: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

On island, DUI arrests are up 47.1 percent compared to the same time last year.

Every day, 28 people in the United States die in an alcohol-related vehicle crash—that’s one person every 53 minutes. Drunk driving fatalities have fallen by a third in the last three decades; however, the chance of being in an alcohol-impaired crash is still one in three over the course of a lifetime. These deaths and damages contribute to a cost of $52 billion per year.

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 or use a ride share program like Uber or Lyft.

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