Police arrest 14 for DUI

During the week of Jan. 1-6, Hawaii Island police arrested 14 motorists for DUI. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic collision and one was younger than 21.

The numbers of arrests by district were: Kona, six; South Hilo, four; South Kohala, two; Puna and Ka‘u, one each.

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So far this year, there have been 14 DUI arrests compared to 17 during the same period last year, a decrease of 17.7 percent.

There have been 14 major accidents so far this year compared to 16 during the same period last year, a decrease of 12.5 percent.

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To date, there has been one official traffic fatality compared to none for the same time period last year.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide, police said.