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DUI enforcement up for graduation, holiday

Police traffic officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and increase patrols targeting impaired drivers at various locations through the Memorial Day holiday.

The increased enforcement, including the use of unmarked police vehicles, is occurring “to address the dangerous and often deadly consequences of impaired driving” over the high school graduation and Memorial Day weekend, according to a police news release.

“Motorists can expect the Maui Police Department to take a zero-tolerance approach to impaired driving,” according to the news release. “Our goal is to promote voluntary compliance with all traffic laws and reduce motor vehicle crashes on our roadways.”

Police asked for the public’s help by planning a safe way home and designating a sober driver before drinking. Those who have been drinking can use a car service, take a taxi or call a sober friend or family member.

Anyone who sees an impaired driver on the road is asked to call the Maui Police Department and make a report.

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