Students offer message to drivers at checkpoint

Don’t drink and drive, BHS youths say; event with police has become tradition

December 20, 2010 – By LILA FUJIMOTO, Staff Writer

KIHEI – In what has become a holiday tradition, Baldwin High School students joined police officers at a DUI checkpoint to deliver a sobering message to drivers.

“This holiday season, have your name on many presents, not on a tombstone,” read one banner that students displayed Saturday night along South Kihei Road.

“It’s a great opportunity to spread awareness about drunk driving because it’s so scary around this time of year,” said Gretchen Samonte, a Baldwin senior. “So many accidents, people I have known too.”

Contributed By Maui News, By LILA FUJIMOTO, Staff Writer

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