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Sign wavers against drunken, unsafe driving in Puna

Community police officers and members of the Hawaiian Beaches Action Team prepare to educate the public about the hazards of unsafe driving.  Left to right: Officer Shawn Tingle, Gilbert Aguinaldo, Scott Kranson, Brian Keough, Fred Blas and Officer Sandor Finkey

Community police officers and members of the Hawaiian Beaches Action Team prepare to educate the public about the hazards of unsafe driving. Left to right: Officer Shawn Tingle, Gilbert Aguinaldo, Scott Kranson, Brian Keough, Fred Blas and Officer Sandor Finkey

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The Hawaii Police Department is teaming up with the Hawaiian Beaches Action Team to conduct sign-waving awareness projects about the dangers of speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The sign wavers will be positioned next to a crashed car at various locations throughout the Puna District during the weeks leading up to the holiday season. They hope the smashed vehicle will have a sobering effect on motorists about the risks of unsafe driving.

Many people don’t realize that it takes only two-to-three drinks to exceed Hawaii’s legal alcohol limit of 0.08 percent.

Anyone interested in participating in the sign waving project may call Community Police Officer Sandor Finkey at 966-5835.

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