Reminding motorists to always drive sober

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald People hold signs that remind motorists to drive sober for Alcohol Awareness Month in Hilo on Friday, April 23, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald National Guard members and other organizations stand together for a sign-waving event to remind motorists to drive sober for Alcohol Awareness Month in Hilo on Friday, April 23, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Shelly Ogata, right, and Jan Osorio wave while participating in a sign-waving event to remind motorists to drive sober for Alcohol Awareness Month in Hilo on Friday, April 23, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Jewel Pa, left, and Napuanani Advento wave as the bus passes by during a sign-waving event to remind motorists to drive sober for Alcohol Awareness Month in Hilo on Friday, April 23, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald A group of kids from the RBI Bears PONY Bronco League smile while participating in a sign-waving event to remind motorists to drive sober for Alcohol Awareness Month in Hilo on Friday, April 23, 2021.

The Hawaii Police Department along with the Hawaii County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney hosted a sign-waving event April 23, reminding Hilo motorists to always drive sober.

The event was part of ongoing outreach efforts by HPD during Distracted Driving Month, which is also Alcohol Awareness Month. Sheriff’s deputies from the state Department of Public Safety, personnel from the state Department of Land and Natural Resources and volunteers from businesses and organizations all held signs and spread the word by waving at passing drivers along Mamalahoa Highway.

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