Police arrest 19 for DUI

During the week of Jan. 14-20, Hawaii Island Police arrested 19 motorists for DUI.

The numbers of arrests by district were: Kona and Puna, seven each; South Hilo, four; and South Kohala, one.

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So far this year, there have been 49 DUI arrests compared to 50 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2 percent.

There have been 39 major accidents so far this year compared to 52 during the same period last year, a decrease of 25 percent.

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To date, there have been two official traffic fatalities this year, compared to none at the same time last year.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide, police said.

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