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‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign to Begin

August 20, 2015, 4:53 PM HST
* Updated August 20, 6:14 PM
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The national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign will kick off Friday, Aug. 21 and will run through Sept. 7.

Throughout the campaign, the Hawai’i Police Department will conduct between 20 and 30 sobriety checkpoints on the Big Island with an aim to increase the enforcement of drunk driving.

HPD says that impaired driving while intoxicated on alcohol remains a concern in the county. An increase in driving while impaired through the use of illegal drugs, prescription medication, or both have increased.

Motorists should not operate motor vehicles if using a prescription medication or if a physician advises against it.

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