Police: 15 motorists arrested for DUI
Big Island police continue cracking down on motorists who decided to drive under the influence of an intoxicant, arresting 15 for DUI during the week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4 on island roadways.
Two of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. Five were younger than 21.
So far this year, there have been 908 DUI arrests compared with 992 during the same period last year, a decrease of 8.5%. There have been 774 major accidents so far this year compared with 748 during the same period last year, an increase of 3.5%.
To date, there have been 31 fatal crashes resulting in 33 fatalities on Big Island roads this year compared with 25 fatal crashes resulting in 25 fatalities for the same time period in 2021. That’s an increase of 24% for fatal crashes and 32% for fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.