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Police to employ unannounced DUI checkpoints around Oahu

The Honolulu Police Department reminds the public that it will be setting up impaired driver checkpoints at unannounced times and locations through the months of May and June, including Memorial Day and King Kamehameha Day.

The checkpoints are part of the department’s ongoing effort to reduce traffic deaths and injuries during graduation time and the peak wedding season.

Police remind the public not to drink and drive, and that the legal drinking age is 21. Promoting an intoxicating liquor to a person under the age of 21 is considered a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in prison.

Weekly impaired driver checkpoints have taken place since last September and will continue through this September as part of the federal “52/12” sobriety checkpoint program, which ensures that at least 52 sobriety checkpoints each year in each county.

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