19 Motorists Arrested for DUI
During the week of Aug. 8-14, Hawai‘i Island police arrested 19 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 632 DUI arrests compared with 697 during the same period last year, a decrease of 9.3 percent.
There have been 502 major accidents so far this year compared with 495 during the same period last year, an increase of 1.4%.
To date, there were 23 fatal crashes (one fatal crash reclassified on May 30, 2022, due to a medical condition) resulting in 25 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 76.9% for fatal crashes, and 92.3% for fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.