The Honolulu Police Department will set up impaired driver checkpoints at unannounced times and locations from Friday, Nov. 1, through Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, including (but not limited to) Veteran's Day weekend and Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
As of Oct. 28, 49 people have been killed in traffic collisions on Oahu. Speed, alcohol, and/or drugs were factors in 15 of those crashes. Fifty-one people were killed in traffic collisions during the same period in 2012.
The checkpoints are part of the department's ongoing effort to reduce traffic injuries and deaths. HPD is reminding the public not to drink and drive and that the legal drinking age is 21. Promoting intoxicating liquor to a person under the age of 21 is a misdemeanor punishable of up to one-year imprisonment.
Honolulu police officers have been conducting impaired driver checkpoints every week from Oct. 2013 and will continue to do so through Sept. 2014 as part of the federal "52/12" sobriety checkpoint program.
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