HPD Arrests 20 Motorists for DUI Violations: Sept. 25–Oct. 1
During the week of Monday through Sunday, Sept. 25, 2017, through Oct. 1, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 20 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.
So far this year, there have been 869 DUI arrests compared with 814 during the same period last year, an increase of 6.8%.
There have been 1,011 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,041 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2.9%.
To date, there were 24 fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 26 fatalities, compared with 18 fatal crashes (three of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 21 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase of 33.3% for fatal crashes and 23.8% of fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide