The Maui News

Police DUI Task Force officers made 10 arrests for impaired driving while stepping up enforcement during the Super Bowl weekend.

Traffic officers held multiple checkpoints starting Friday and screened 296 vehicles, said Lt. William Hankins, commander of the police Traffic Section. 

In addition to the 10 impaired driving arrests, officers made four arrests for traffic offenses such as having an open liquor container in a vehicle, underage drinking and driving with a suspended or revoked license.

All 10 vehicles were towed after the drivers were arrested for impaired driving under the county DUI towing ordinance.

One driver, Francisco Miranda, 32, of Haiku was charged with habitually driving under the influence of an intoxicant after a DUI Task Force officer stopped Miranda’s vehicle at North Kihei Road and Honoapiilani Highway at about 7 p.m. Sunday, Hankins said.

The stop occurred not far from the location where a state electronic sign flashed the message “Drive Hammered, Get Nailed.” The new message was installed late last week.

Miranda was charged with the felony offense based on two prior impaired driving convictions within the past 10 years.

Court records show Miranda was convicted of DUI in 2015 and 2011.

He was arrested and released after posting $5,000 bail, police records show.


An unofficial report to a MADD Hawaii board member indicated Honolulu Police Department made 52 OVUII arrests on Oahu over Super Bowl weekend.