27 motorists arrested for DUI week of Oct. 2-8 on Big Island
Big Island police continue to crack down on motorists who drive under the influence of an intoxicant.
Police arrested 27 drivers for DUI during the week of Oct. 2-8. Six were involved in traffic collisions and two were younger than 21 years old. So far this year, there have been 752 DUI arrests compared with 760 during the same period last year, a decrease of 1.1%.
The Hawai’i Police Department Traffic Services Section also has reviewed all updated crashes, reporting 645 major collisions so far this year compared with 636 during the same period last year, an increase of 1.4%.
To date, there have been 13 fatal crashes, resulting in 14 fatalities, so far in 2023 compared with 25 fatal crashes, resulting in 27 fatalities, during the same time period last year. That’s a decrease of 48% for fatal crashes and 48.1% for fatalities.
To date, the non-traffic fatality count (not on a public roadway) so far this year is one compared to none for the same time last year.
DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.