Weekly DUI stats: 19 motorists arrested on Big Island roads
Hawai‘i Police Department reports 19 motorists were arrested during the week of Jan. 30 to Feb. 5 for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.
One of the drivers was involved in a traffic crash. None of the drivers were under the age of 21.
So far this year, police say there have been 114 DUI arrests compared with 101 during the same period last year, an increase of 12.87%.
After a review of all updated crashes, Hawai‘i Police Department’s Traffic Services found 96 major collisions so far this year compared with 82 during the same period last year, an increase of 17.07%.
To date, there have been four fatal crashes, resulting in five fatalities, compared with five fatal crashes, resulting in seven fatalities for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 20% for fatal crashes, and a decrease 28.57% for fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.