This weekend is the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, and the Hawaii Police Department said it will conduct DUI checkpoints and officers will be patrolling islandwide.
In 2018, 14 drivers were arrested for DUI during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 10,874 people died nationally in 2017 from drunken driving-related crashes and drinking and driving accounts for nearly one-third of vehicle-related fatalities in the U.S.
Police recommend that if you drink, don’t drive. Designate someone to be a sober driver. If you have a friend or family member who’s been drinking, make sure they don’t drive.
The department asks that if you see drunken drivers on the road, call the dispatch center at 935-3311.