Police Nab 22 for DUI July 18-24
During the week of July 18-24, Hawai‘i Island police arrested 22 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven 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 584 DUI arrests compared with 655 during the same period last year, a decrease of 10.8%.
There have been 452 major accidents so far this year compared with 437 during the same period last year, an increase of 3.4%.
To date, there were 22 fatal crashes (one fatal crash reclassified on May 30 due to a medical condition) resulting in 24 fatalities (one of which had multiple deaths, and one of which was reclassified due to a medical condition), compared with 13 fatal crashes, resulting in 13 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents is an increase of 69.2 percent for fatal crashes, and 84.6 percent for fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.