Police Arrest 12 Motorists For DUI

May 3, 2022, 8:00 AM HST
* Updated May 3, 6:22 AM
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Big Island police continue to crack down on motorists who drive under the influence of an intoxicant.

During the week of April 25-May 1, police arrested 12 motorists for DUI. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. One of the drivers was younger than 21.

There have been 358 DUI arrests so far this year, compared with 427 during the same period last year, a decrease of 16.2%. There have been 257 major accidents so far this year, compared with 269 during the same period last year, a decrease of 4.5%.

To date, there have been 10 fatal crashes on Big Island roadways this year, resulting in 12 fatalities, compared with eight fatal crashes, resulting in eight fatalities, for the same time period last year. This represents is an increase of 25% for fatal crashes and 50% for fatalities.

Police said DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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