DUI checkpoints continue through summer

By: Jon Rombaoa

Honolulu police officers will be setting up DUI checkpoints at unannounced times and locations throughout the summer.

The checkpoints will be set up from Tuesday, July 1, through Sunday, August 31, including (but not limited to) the Independence Day and Statehood Day, HPD officials said.

Amidst the recent traffic injuries and deaths, the checkpoints are part of HPD's ongoing effort to reduce the number of traffic related fatalities.

Impaired driver checkpoints have been conducted by HPD every week since October 2013 and will continue to be conducted through September 2014 as part of the federal "52/12" sobriety checkpoint program.

The 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 by up to one-year imprisonment.

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