26 Motorists Arrested For DUI
Big Island police continue their crackdown on motorists who drive under the influence of an intoxicant.
During the week of Aug. 29-Sept. 4, police arrested 26 motorists for DUI. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. Four of the drivers were younger than 21.
So far this year, there have been 685 DUI arrests compared with 738 during the same period last year. This is a decrease of 7.2%. There have been 557 major accidents so far this year compared with 543 during the same period last year, an increase of 2.6%.
To date in 2022, there have been 24 fatal crashes, resulting in 26 fatalities, compared with 16 fatal crashes, resulting in 16 fatalities, during the same time frame last year. This represents an increase of 50% for fatal crashes and 62.5% for fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.