15 Motorists Arrested for DUI on Big Island Roads Last Week
Hawai`i Island police arrested 15 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant from Dec.20-26. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident, the department stated in a news release. None of the drivers were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 1,057 DUI arrests compared with 993 during the same period last year, an increase of 6.4%.
There have been 800 major accidents so far this year compared with 762 during the same period last year, an increase of 5%.
To date, there were 26 fatal crashes, resulting in 26 fatalities compared with 15 fatal crashes, resulting in 15 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase of 73.3% for fatal crashes, and 73.3% for fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.