18 Motorists Arrested For DUI
Big Island police continue their pursuit to keep roadways safe from motorists who drive under the influence of an intoxicant.
During the week of June 6-12, police arrested 18 motorists for DUI. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was younger than 21 years old.
So far this year, there have been 479 DUI arrests compared with 542 during the same period last year, a decrease of 11.6%. There have been 339 major accidents so far this year compared with 350 during the same period last year, a decrease of 3.1%.
To date, there have been 14 fatal crashes, one reclassified on May 30 because of a medical condition, resulting in 16 fatalities, compared with 11 fatal crashes, resulting in 11 fatalities, during the same time frame last year. That represents an increase of 27.3% for fatal crashes and 45.5% for fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.