Police: 16 motorists arrested for DUI
Police continue to crack down on motorists who drive under the influence of an intoxicant on Big Island roadways.
The Hawai’i Police Department reports that 16 motorists were arrested for DUI during the week of Nov. 14-20. Two of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. One of the drivers was younger than 21. So far this year, there have been 877 DUI arrests compared with 960 during the same period last year, a decrease of 8.7%.
There have been 737 major accidents so far this year compared with 718 during the same period last year, an increase of 2.6%.
As of Wednesday, there have been 31 fatal crashes resulting in 33 fatalities, on the Big Island in 2022 compared with 25 fatal crashes, resulting in 25 fatalities, during the same time period last year. That represents an increase of 24% for fatal crashes and 32% for fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.