13 Motorists Arrested For DUI
Big Island police continue their crackdown on motorists who drive under the influence of an intoxicant.
During the week of July 25-31, police arrested 13 motorists for DUI. Two of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. None were younger than 21.
So far this year, there have been 597 DUI arrests compared with 671 during the same period last year, a decrease of 11%. There have been 465 major accidents so far this year compared with 460 during the same period last year, an increase of 1.1%.
To date, there have been 22 fatal crashes, resulting in 24 fatalities, so far this year compared with 13 fatal crashes, resulting in 13 fatalities, during the same time frame last year. This represents is an increase of 69.2% for fatal crashes and 84.6% for fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.