22 Motorists Arrested for DUI on Big Island Roads
During the week of May 16-22, Hawai‘i police arrested 22 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 420 DUI arrests compared with 498 during the same period last year, a decrease of 15.7%.
There have been 308 major accidents so far this year compared with 309 during the same period last year, a decrease of 0.32%.
To date, there were 14 fatal crashes, resulting in 16 fatalities (one of which had multiple deaths), compared with 11 fatal crashes, resulting in 11 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents is an increase of 27.3% for fatal crashes and 45.5% for fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.