HPD: 24 Motorists Arrested for DUI
* Updated February 15, 7:29 PM
Big Island police continue their pursuit to keep roads safe and free of drivers who are under the influence of an intoxicant.
According to a press release, during the week of Feb. 7-13, police arrested 24 motorists for DUI. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. Four of the drivers were younger than 21 years old.
So far this year, there have been 129 DUI arrests compared with 163 during the same period last year. This is a decrease of 20.9%.
There have been 87 major accidents so far this year compared with 88 during the same period last year, a decrease of 1.1%.
To date, there have been five fatal crashes, resulting in seven fatalities (one of which had multiple deaths), compared with five fatal crashes, resulting in five fatalities, for the same time frame last year. This represents an increase of 40% for fatalities.
Police said DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.