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29 Motorists Arrested For DUI

March 8, 2022, 12:00 PM HST
* Updated March 8, 11:32 AM
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The Hawai‘i Police Department continues its efforts to keep the Big Island’s roadways safe from motorists who drive under the influence of an intoxicant.

According to a community message from the police department, during the week of Feb. 28-March 6, Hawai‘i Island police arrested 29 motorists for DUI. Nine of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. One of the drivers was younger than 21.

So far this year, police report that there have been 213 DUI arrests compared with 219 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2.7%.

There have been 128 major accidents so far this year compared with 135 during the same period last year, a decrease of 5.2%.

To date, there have been six fatal crashes, resulting in eight fatalities, compared with five fatal crashes, resulting in five fatalities, for the same time period last year. This represents an increase of 20% for fatal crashes and 60% for fatalities.

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Police said DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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