Police: 18 Motorists Arrested For DUI
Big Island police continue their crackdown on motorists who drive under the influence of an intoxicant.
The Hawai‘i Police Department reports that during the week of Sept. 19-25, 18 motorists were arrested for DUI. Three were involved in traffic accidents. None were younger than 21. So far this year, there have been 737 DUI arrests compared with 785 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6.1%.
There have been 601 major accidents so far this year compared with 584 during the same period last year, an increase of 2.9%. So far this year, there have been 25 fatal crashes resulting in 27 fatalities compared with 18 fatal crashes resulting in 18 fatalities during the same time frame in 2021. That represents an increase of 38.9% for fatal crashes and 50% for fatalities.
Police said DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.