Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over: Big Island Police Arrest 22 Motorists For DUI
The crackdown by Big Island police on motorists who drive under the influence of an intoxicant continues, with 22 motorists arrested for DUI during the week of Sept. 12-18.
Five of those drivers were involved in traffic accidents. One of the motorists was younger than 21.
So far this year, there have been 719 DUI arrests compared with 766 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6.1%. There have been 584 major accidents so far this year compared with 568 during the same period last year, a 2.8% increase.
To date in 2022, there have been 24 fatal crashes resulting in 26 fatalities compared with 16 fatal crashes resulting in 16 fatalities at the same point in 2021. That’s an increase of 50% for fatal crashes and 62.5% for fatalities.
Police said DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.