Police: Nine drivers arrested for DUI
Big Island police continue to crack down on motorists who drive under the influence of an intoxicant.
During the week of Sept. 26-Oct. 2, nine motorists were arrested for DUI. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. None were younger than 21.
So far this year, there have been 746 DUI arrests compared with 805 during the same period last year, a decrease of 7.3%.
There have been 619 major accidents so far this year compared with 600 during the same period last year, an increase of 3.2%. To date, there have been 26 fatal crashes resulting in 28 fatalities this year compared with 18 resulting in 18 fatalities for the same time period last year, representing an increase of 44.4% for fatal crashes and 55.6% for fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.