Police arrest 28 for DUI

During the week of Jan. 13-19, Hawaii Island police arrested 28 motorists for DUI. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident and two were younger than 21.

The numbers of arrests by district were: Kona, 13; South Kohala and South Hilo, five each; Puna, four; and Ka‘u, one.

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So far this year, there have been 62 DUI arrests compared to 46 during the same period last year, an increase of 34.8 percent.

There have been 56 major accidents so far this year compared to 41 during the same period last year, an increase of 36.6 percent.

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To date, there has been one official traffic fatality, compared to two for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 50 percent for fatalities.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide, police said.

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