20 motorists arrested for DUI on Big Island roadways during week of Aug. 7-13
Big Island police continue their crackdown on motorists who drive under the influence of an intoxicant on island roadways. During the week of Aug. 7-13, police arrested 20 motorists for DUI.
Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic collisions. None of the drivers arrested were younger than 21. So far this year, there have been 600 DUI arrests compared with 628 during the same period last year, a decrease of 4.5%.
The Hawai’i Police Department Traffic Services Section reviewed all updated crashes and found 525 major collisions so far this year compared with 500 during the same period last year, an increase of 5%.
There have been nine fatal crashes, resulting in 10 fatalities so far this year compared with 23 fatal crashes resulting in 25 fatalities during the same time period last year. This represents a decrease of 60.9% for fatal crashes and 60% for fatalities.
To date, the non-traffic fatality count (not on a public roadway) so far this year is one compared to none during the same period last year.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.