Police to Set Statewide DUI Checkpoints

HONOLULU (KHNL) - All four county police departments will conduct DUI checkpoints beginning Admissions Day weekend through Labor Day weekend as part of a nationwide "Drunk Driving. Over The Limit. Under Arrest." campaign.

The legal limit for blood alchol content in Hawaii is .08%.  A new state law that took effect July 1, imposes stricter penalites on highly intoxicated drivers over .15%.

In 2006, there were 161 traffic fatalities in Hawaii; 76 of them were alcohol-related and 77 involved speeding.