Hawai‘i police reports 13 DUI arrests for week of April 17-23
Hawai‘i police arrested 13 motorists during the week of April 17-23 for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Kona, Puna and South Hilo Districts each had four arrests. South Kohala had one.
Nine of the drivers were involved in a traffic collision. This includes two collisions that occurred on April 11 in the Kona District. None of the drivers were under the age of 21.
So far this year, there have been 317 DUI arrests compared with 339 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6.5%. This is revised to include three additional arrests on April 11 and 12 in the Kona District.
Hawai‘i Police Department’s Traffic Services Section reviewed all updated crashes and found 284 major crashes so far this year compared with 233 during the same period last year, an increase of 21.9%.
To date, there have been seven fatal crashes, resulting in eight fatalities, 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 30% for fatal crashes, and 33.3% for fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.