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Testing the limits not a bright idea with sobriety check points

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A reminder for drivers this Labor Day weekend as Honolulu Police will be out strictly enforcing the "Don't drink and drive" campaign.

Officers have teamed up with "Mothers Against Drunk Driving" to set up unannounced sobriety check points. Saturday afternoon, one was held at Ala Moana Beach Park.

Kids waved their signs and passed out those familiar red ribbons, to remind people to drive safe and sober.

Jennifer Dotson, MADD's executive director said, "We want everybody to have that red ribbon tied on their vehicle to remind other motorists to please don't drink and drive, please be safe this Labor Day weekend and throughout the year too."

Nearly 12 thousand drunken driving fatalities occur every year. Another half-a-million people get injured in alcohol related crashes. Fifty-three died in Hawaii last year.

 

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