Police: 23 motorists arrested for DUI on Big Island during week of May 8-14
Big Island police continue to crack down on motorists who drive under the influence of an intoxicant.
During the week of May 8-14, police arrested 23 motorists for DUI. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic collisions; none of the drivers were younger than 21 years old. So far this year, there have been 378 DUI arrests compared with 393 during the same period last year, a decrease of 3.8 percent.
Hawai‘i Police Department’s Traffic Services Section reviewed all updated crashes and found 327 major collisions so far this year compared with 297 during the same period last year, an increase of 10.1 percent.
To date, there have been eight fatal crashes resulting in nine fatalities so far this year compared with 13 fatal crashes resulting in 15 fatalities for the same time frame last year. That represents a decrease of 38.5 percent for fatal crashes and 40 percent for fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.