HPD Arrests 28 Motorists for DUI Violations: Oct. 16-22
During the week of Oct. 16 through 22, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 28 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eight of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 935 DUI arrests compared with 884 during the same period last year, an increase of 5.8%.
There have been 1,092 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,137 during the same period last year, a decrease of 4%.
To date, there were 25 fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 27 fatalities, compared with 20 fatal crashes (three of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 23 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase 25% for fatal crashes and 17.4% of fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.