DUI arrests and accidents on Big Island for week of Feb. 27 through March 5
Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 30 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant during the week of Feb. 27 through March 5, 2023.
Nine of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.
So far this year, there have been 194 DUI arrests compared with 209 during the same period last year, a decrease of 7 percent.
After a review of all updated crashes, Hawai‘i Police Department’s Traffic Services Section found 166 major crashes so far this year compared with 130 during the same period last year, an increase of 28 percent.
To date, there have been four fatal crashes, resulting in five fatalities, (Revised on Feb. 7, 2023: one fatal crash reclassified—manner of death was due to natural causes) and (one fatal crash had multiple deaths). This is compared with six fatal crashes, resulting in eight fatalities (one of which had multiple deaths) for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 33 percent for fatal crashes and 37.5 percent for fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.