Police arrest 27 for DUI

During the week of May 6-12, 2019, Hawaii Island police arrested 27 motorists for DUI. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers were younger than 21.

The numbers of arrests by district were: Kona and South Hilo, 11 each; Puna and South Kohala, two each; and Ka‘u, one.

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So far this year, there have been 421 DUI arrests compared to 430 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2.1 percent.

There have been 342 major accidents so far this year compared to 485 during the same period last year, a decrease of 29.5 percent.

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

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide, police said.

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