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18 Motorists Arrested For DUI

July 20, 2022, 10:00 AM HST
* Updated July 19, 6:56 PM
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Big Island police continue their crackdown on motorists who drive under the influence of an intoxicant.

During the week of July 11-17, police arrested 18 motorists for DUI. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. Five of the drivers were younger than 21.

So far this year, there have been 562 DUI arrests compared with 636 during the same period last year, a decrease of 11.6%. There have been 424 major accidents so far this year compared with 422 during the same period last year, an increase of 0.47%.

To date, there have been 20 fatal crashes on Big Island roadways in 2022, resulting in 22 fatalities, compared with 13 fatal crashes, resulting in 13 fatalities, during the same period last year. This represents is an increase of 53.8% for fatal crashes and 69.2% for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.

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