Police arrest 16 for DUI

During the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 3, Hawaii Island police arrested 16 motorists for DUI. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One was younger than 21.

The numbers of arrests by district were: Kona, six; South Kohala, four; Puna and South Hilo, three apiece.

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So far this year, there have been 93 DUI arrests compared to 96 during the same period last year, a decrease of 3.1 percent.

There have been 82 major accidents so far this year compared to 94 during the same period last year, a decrease of 12.8 percent.

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There have been two official traffic fatalities this year, to date, the same as at this time last year.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide, police said.

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