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DUI checkpoints ramping up ahead of holiday season

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Honolulu police officers are setting up impaired driver checkpoints at unannounced times and locations in advance of the holiday season, starting in November.

The checkpoints will run from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31 as part of the department’s ongoing efforts to reduce the number of traffic injuries and deaths. Although the holiday season is a time for giving and cheer, the Honolulu Police Department said it can also be a deadly time on our roadways due to opportunities for people to consume alcohol at holiday parties and other social events.

Officers have also been conducting impaired driver checkpoints every week since September and will continue to do so through September 2019 as part of the federal “52/12” sobriety checkpoint program.

HPD reminds the public that the legal drinking age is 21 and that promoting intoxicating liquor to a person under the age of 21 is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in prison.

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