Big Island police arrest 27 motorists for DUI during week of July 10-16
Big Island police continue their crackdown on motorists who choose to drive under the influence of an intoxicant on island roadways.
The Hawai’i Police Department reports that 27 motorists were arrested for DUI during the week of July 10-16. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic collisions; three of the drivers arrested were younger than 21 years old. So far this year, there have been 536 DUI arrests compared with 561 during the same period last year, a decrease of 4.5%.
The Police Department’s Traffic Services Section reviewed all updated crashes and found 458 major collisions so far this year compared with 424 during the same period last year, an increase of 8%.
There have been nine fatal crashes resulting in 10 fatalities so far in 2023 compared with 20 fatal crashes resulting in 22 fatalities during the same time period last year. This represents a decrease of 55% for fatal crashes and 54.5% for fatalities.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.