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Sharing Mana‘o

July 11, 2012
By KATHY COLLINS ( , For The Maui News

Last Monday, a little after 6 p.m., I was driving home from dance class and was surprised to see a big orange road sign warning of a DUI checkpoint ahead. Sure enough, as I crested the hill, the MPD task force came into view. They already had several cars pulled over and it looked like at least one driver was receiving more than the usual polite greeting. The rest of the short drive home, I felt slightly uneasy. Not because the checkpoints make me nervous; on the contrary, I usually feel comforted when I see the DUI Task Force doing their duty. But this was the first time I'd seen them out in broad daylight. On a Monday. What does that say about our community, that we now have intoxication checkpoints at 6 p.m.? Are there really that many drunks driving around before dinner? The thought saddens and scares me.



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