In Hawaii, a DUI conviction carries penalties that depend on the number of prior DUI convictions the driver has within the past ten years. But generally, the penalties can include jail time, fines, and license suspension
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: