Police to increase holiday checkpoints

LIHUE — The Kauai Police Department is planning to increase checkpoints during the holidays.

“By warning motorists of increased traffic enforcement and vehicle checkpoints, we hope to prevent more unnecessary and tragic deaths on our roadways before it occurs,” said Police Chief Darryl Perry.

On Kauai, there were eight traffic crashes in 2016 that resulted in eight fatalities, and so far there have been three traffic crashes in 2017 that resulted in six fatalities. One crash resulted in the deaths of four victims.

“All motorists have a responsibility to follow the law and drive safely,” Perry said.

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