MADD warns against drunk driving this Labor Day weekend

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Mothers Against Drunk Driving joined Honolulu Police to raise awareness against drunk driving during the Labor Day holiday weekend by setting up a sobriety checkpoint at Ala Moana Beach Park.

MADD volunteers also carried signs and passed out red ribbons and magnets Saturday.

"MADD's objective is to show the community that enforcement work," said MADD Executive Director Jennifer Dotson. "When we have a DUI roadblock, and publicize it, and have the community aware of it, it reduces drunk driving by 20 percent."

According to MADD, Hawaii has the highest rate of alcohol-rated vehicle fatalities in America.

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