A first offense DUI in Hawaii (referred to as an OVUII -- operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant) carries the potential of both criminal and administrative penalties. Additionally, Hawaii provides enhanced penalties for offenders arrested with a minor (child under age of 15) present in the vehicle at the time of the stop.
Sobriety checkpoints are legal in Hawaii (see H.R.S. § §286-162.5, 286-162.6). HRS Section 286-162.6 (Minimum standards for roadblock procedures) states: (a) Every intoxication and drug control roadblock program shall: