A DUI towing bill initiated by Council Member Yuki Lei Sugimura, shown during a council meeting Friday, was ratified by the council and signed into law by the mayor. — The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
WAILUKU — Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino on Friday afternoon signed a bill into law that would allow police to tow a motor vehicle when its operator is arrested for driving under the influence.
His signature came shortly after the Maui County Council on second and final reading unanimously approved the bill, whose author and supporters say is aimed at keeping drunk drivers off roadways.
Out of 22 traffic fatalities this year, 15 were due to someone driving under the influence, Maui police have said. Representatives of the Maui