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Akaku, Drivers Ed Effort to Save Lives

Akaku TV News Release

Beginning as a student project, Molokai showed its strength by mobilizing the community to create a heartfelt 18-minute video on the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol. Students, firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians, the coroner, teachers, family members of victims of drunk driving and Akaku’s Dan Emhof combined forces last spring to shoot “The Last Pa`ina.”

“The Hawaii State Judiciary recognized the impact that this video will have on their comprehensive traffic safety education program and asked us if they may use it,” said Linda Puppolo, administrative director of Akaku. “We were honored to be part of this Molokai community project and pleased that the Hawaii State Judiciary has begun showing the video.”

“The Last Pa`ina,” created by the Akaku: Molokai Media Center and the community of Molokai, is being used as a supplement by the Division of Driver Education of the Hawaii State Judiciary to educate OVUII offenders – operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant.

It is the hope of Akaku that through the viewing of “The Last Pa`ina,” the public will think twice before driving under the influence.

For more information please visit www.akaku.org or call (808) 871-5554.

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