Police: 16 motorists arrested for DUI
Big Island police continue to crackdown on motorists who drive under the influence of an intoxicant.
The Hawai‘i Police Department reports that 16 motorists were arrested for DUI during the week of Nov. 21-27. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. One of the drivers was younger than 21.
So far this year, there have been 893 DUI arrests compared with 974 during the same period last year, a decrease of 8.3%. There have been 753 major accidents so far this year compared with 733 during the same period last year, an increase of 2.7%.
To date, there have been 31 fatal crashes resulting in 33 fatalities on Big Island roadways this year compared with 25 fatal crashes resulting in 25 fatalities for the same time period last year. This represents an increase of 24% for fatal crashes and 32% for fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.