Kailua, HI asked in Traffic Tickets for Hawaii

Q: Is it legal for field sobriety check points to block the only legal u turn area within the vicinity of the checkpoint

I was leaving marine corps base hawaii on 29 July, 2022 on John A. Burns hwy and took exit 15 to go to my home in Kailua. I encountered a field sobriety check point on Kaneohe bay Dr. right to the right of exit 15 under the bridge. The first and only legal u turn area in that direction was blocked by cones and squad cars. I was stopped and gave the officer my information. I however, was unable to provide proof of insurance due to the fact that I purchased the vehicle I was driving on 28 July 2022 in the afternoon. The insurance company I use is based in the central time zone and closed at the time of purchase of said vehicle. I do, however, have the insurance card for vehicle that goes into effect on 31 July central time due to the processing at the insurance office. I couldn’t provide the officer the insurance card at the exact time of the stop. But do have a valid insurance ID card now with weird dates due to the time difference. What do I do?

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Mark Simonds
Mark Simonds
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Haiku, HI
  • Licensed in Hawaii

A: When you go to court, be prepared to show the prosecutor proof that your vehicle was insured on the day in question. The charge should be dismissed on proof shown.

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