Hawai‘i cops: major car crashes up nearly 26%
Hawai`i Island police arrested 18 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant during the week of March 27 through April 2.
Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. None of the drivers were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 266 DUI arrests compared with 283 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6%, according to Hawai‘i police.
Hawai‘i Police Department’s Traffic Services Section reviewed all updated crashes and found 235 major crashes so far this year compared with 187 during the same period last year, an increase of 25.7 percent.
To date, there have been four fatal crashes, resulting in five fatalities (one fatal crash had multiple deaths); compared with 10 fatal crashes, resulting in 12 fatalities (one of which had multiple deaths) for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 60% for fatal crashes, and 58.3% for fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.