15 Motorists Arrested For DUI
The Hawai‘i Police Department continues its crackdown on motorists who drive under the influence of an intoxicant.
During the week of March 14-20, Big Island police arrested 15 motorists for DUI, according to a media release from the police department. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. One of the drivers was younger 21.
So far this year, there have been 250 DUI arrests compared with 281 during the same period last year, a decrease of 11.03%. There have been 158 major accidents so far this year compared with 167 during the same period last year, a decrease of 5.4%.
To date, there have been eight fatal crashes on Big Island roadways this year, resulting in 10 fatalities (one of which had multiple deaths), compared with six fatal crashes, resulting in six fatalities, for the same time period last year, according to the release. This represents an increase of 33.3% for fatal crashes and 66.7% for fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.