Police: 21 motorists arrested for DUI
Big Island police continue to crack down on motorists who drive under the influence of an intoxicant, making 21 DUI arrests during the week of Dec. 5-11.
Of those 21 motorists arrested, two were involved in traffic accidents and two were younger than 21 years old. So far this year, there have been 929 DUI arrests compared with 1,007 during the same period last year, a decrease of 7.8%.
There have been 795 major accidents so far this year compared with 766 during the same period last year, an increase of 3.8%.
To date, there have been 31 fatal crashes resulting in 33 fatalities so far in 2022 compared with 25 fatal crashes resulting in 25 fatalities for the same time frame last year. That represents an increase of 24% for fatal crashes and 32% for fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.