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Police running DUI checkpoints through the holiday season

MEDIA RELEASE

Hawaiʻi Island police are informing motorist that officers 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 December 12 and runs through January 1.

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/month
  • Loss of driver’s license
  • Possible cancellation of insurance policy or a premium increase of up to $100 per month
  • Alcohol assessment classes
  • Community service
  • Criminal probation
  • Court fines
  • Possible jail time

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