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HPD “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign Begins

December 11, 2014, 10:45 AM HST
* Updated December 11, 10:48 AM
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The Hawai’i Police Department will be buckling down on drivers who decide to operate a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant this holiday season.

Beginning Dec.12 and running through Jan. 1, island-wide DUI checkpoints will be set up by the HPD.

These efforts are part of a national and statewide campaign called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

Likely penalties for an arrest and conviction of a DUI are the following:

Minimum bail for release from jail – $500

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Installation of interlock system – $200 plus $92.56/month

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Loss of driver’s license

Possible cancellation of insurance policy or a premium increase of up to $100 per month

Alcohol assessment classes

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Community service

Criminal probation

Court fines

Possible jail time

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