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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Honolulu police suspends online display of DUI suspects

Advertiser Staff

The Honolulu Police Department has suspended its weekly online posting of drunken driving suspects.

Police officials announced the department was reviewing the pilot program, which attempted to use public embarrassment as a deterrent to driving under the influence.
HPD spokeswoman Caroline Sluyter said police are reviewing the effectiveness of the program and that no new postings will be made during the evaluation period.
She said suspension of the program was not the result of complaints from DUI suspects or others.
Each Wednesday at 10 a.m. since November, HPD has posted the names and mugshots of those charged with driving under the influence during the previous week.