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HPD: Vehicles Towed for Certain Driving Offenses

May 5, 2016, 4:40 PM HST
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The Hawai’i Police Department is reminding the public of a county ordinance that gives officers the discretion to have vehicles towed at the operator’s expense for certain driving offenses.

Under Hawai’i County Ordinance No. 11-102, which is also known as “Aliyah’s Law,” vehicles can be towed if a motorist is found driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs without a valid driver’s license or with fraudulent license plates or registration emblems.

“We need to reinforce the message that driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs kills,” Sergeant Robert Pauole, who is with HPD’s Traffic Services Section said. “Always remember to have a designated, sober and licensed driver before you start drinking. If you can’t find one, don’t take a chance – take a taxi!”

The law went into effect in 2012.

Sergeant Pauole said that impairment was a factor in 13 of the 15 fatalities in 2015.

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