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HPD “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign Begins

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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:

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Minimum bail for release from jail – $500

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

Loss of driver’s license

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

Alcohol assessment classes

Community service

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Criminal probation

Court fines

Possible jail time

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