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DUI Checkpoints to Increase During Holiday Season

December 16, 2016, 10:04 AM HST
* Updated December 16, 10:19 AM
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Hawaiʻi Island police will conduct island-wide DUI checkpoints throughout the holiday season.

The effort is part of a national and statewide campaign called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” The campaign starts today and runs through Jan. 1.

DUI Checkpoints to Increase During Holiday Season. File Photo

These are the likely penalties for an arrest and conviction of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant:

Minimum bail for release from jail—$500
Installation of interlock system—$200 plus $92.56 per month
Suspended driver license
Possible cancellation of insurance policy or a premium increase of up to $100 per month
Alcohol assessment classes
Community service
Court fines
Possible jail time

The Hawaiʻi Police Department wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season.

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