Police: 15 motorists arrested for DUI during week of Feb. 13-19
Police continue their crackdown on motorists who drive under the influence of an intoxicant on Big Island roadways.
During the week of Feb. 13 to 19, police arrested 15 motorists for DUI, four of whom were involved in traffic accidents. None of the drivers arrested were younger than 21. So far this year, there have been 145 DUI arrests compared with 162 during the same period last year, an increase of 2.4%.
After a review of all updated crashes, Hawai‘i Police Department’s Traffic Services Section found 131 major collisions so far this year compared with 100 during the same period last year, an increase of 31%.
To date, there have been three fatal crashes resulting in four fatalities in 2023 on Big Island roadways compared with five fatal crashes resulting in seven fatalities for the same time period last year. That represents a decrease of 40% for fatal crashes and 42.9% for fatalities.
Police said DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.