Police: 18 motorists arrested for DUI
Police continue their pursuit of keeping Big Island roadways safe from motorists who choose to drive under the influence of an intoxicant.
During the week of Oct. 3-9, Hawai‘i Island police arrested 18 motorists for DUI. Twelve of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. One of the drivers was younger than 21.
So far this year, there have been 764 DUI arrests compared with 823 during the same period last year, a decrease of 7.2%. There have been 638 major accidents so far this year compared with 611 during the same period last year, an increase of 4.4%.
There have been 26 fatal crashes resulting in 28 fatalities on Big Island roadways to date this year compared with 20 fatal crashes resulting in 20 fatalities during the same time period last year. This represents an increase of 30% for fatal crashes and 40% for fatalities.
Police said DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.