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Police Arrest 23 Motorists for DUI

May 17, 2022, 6:30 AM HST
* Updated May 16, 3:11 PM
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Big Island police continue their pursuit of making the island’s roadways safe from motorists who drive under the influence of an intoxicant.

During the week of May 9-15, Hawaii police arrested 23 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Three of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 398 DUI arrests compared with 473 during the same period last year, a decrease of 15.9%.

There have been 296 major accidents so far this year compared with 295 during the same period last year, a decrease of 0.34%.

To date, there were 14 fatal crashes, resulting in 16 fatalities (one of which had multiple deaths), compared with 10 fatal crashes, resulting in 10 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents is an increase of 40% for fatal crashes and 60% for fatalities.

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DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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