Kauai, HI continues checkpoint stops; KPD Chief promises further action if high traffic volume continues

“Right now, we are seriously attempting to curtail the number of cars on the road and discourage people from getting into them to travel unless they absolutely need to,” Kauai Police Chief Todd Raybuck said.

Raybuck said he wants people to limit themselves to essential activities.

At a Waimea checkpoint, police said 300 vehicles passed through on Monday, with 213 through to Hanalei, 160 through Poipu and 1,150 through Kapaa.

Police said a handful had to turn around for conducting non-essential travel.