Police to perform roadblocks during holiday season

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - During the months of November and December, Honolulu police say they will be conducting impaired driver checkpoints.

According to HPD, as of Oct. 25, 49 people have been killed in 49 traffic collisions this year on Oahu. Alcohol, drugs and/or speed were contributing factors in at least 23 of those incidents.

During the same time last year, 46 people were killed in traffic collisions on Oahu.

Police officers are also performing impaired driver checkpoints each week from Oct. 2010 through Sept. 2011. It's all part of the federal "52/12" sobriety checkpoint program.

Copyright 2010 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.