14 motorists arrested for DUI during week of Oct. 17-23
Big Island police continue their pursuit to make the island’s roadways safe from motorists who drive under the influence of an intoxicant. The Hawai‘i Police Department reports that 14 motorists were arrested for DUI during the week of Oct. 17-23.
One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident. None of the drivers were younger than 21.
So far this year, there have been 802 DUI arrests compared with 861 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6.9%. There have been 665 major accidents so far this year compared with 649 during the same period last year, an increase of 2.5%.
To date in 2022, there have been 29 fatal crashes resulting in 31 fatalities compared with 21 fatal crashes resulting in 21 fatalities for the same time period last year. This represents an increase of 38.1% for fatal crashes and 47.6% for fatalities.
Police said DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.