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Maui police increase patrols for Halloween weekend

Casey Harlow / HPR

Large parties on Maui — such as the Lahaina Halloween Party — are canceled, but the Maui Police Department will continue to increase traffic enforcement for the Halloween weekend.

Impaired driving check-points begin Oct. 29 and continue through Sunday night.

The public can expect saturation patrols where there is a noticeable increase in traffic enforcement to include impaired driving checkpoints.

Impaired driving arrests in Maui County have increased by 15% this year alone.

Fatal motor vehicle crashes in Maui increased by 133% in 2021. The majority of fatal crashes were caused by speeding and driving under the influence.

MPD said it will have a zero-tolerance response to impaired driving over the weekend and will arrest any drunk drivers.

Motorists can expect to see patrols, which will include the use of unmarked patrol vehicles.

Zoe Dym was a news producer at Hawaiʻi Public Radio.
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