Police arrest 21 for DUI

During the week of April 29-May 5, Hawaii Island police arrested 21 motorists for DUI. Eight of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One was younger than 21.

The numbers of arrests by district were: Kona, 11; Puna, five; South Hilo, four; and South Kohala, one.

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So far this year, there have been 394 DUI arrests compared to 398 during the same period last year, a decrease of 1.01 percent.

There have been 326 major accidents so far this year compared to 458 during the same period last year, a decrease of 28.8 percent.

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To date, there have been seven official traffic fatalities, compared to nine for the same time last year, a decrease of 22.2 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide, police said.

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