Police arrest 15 for DUI

During the week of July 20-26, Hawaii Island police arrested 15 motorists for driving under the influence.

Three of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents and one was younger than 21.

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The numbers of arrests by district were:

• Kona, six.

• Puna, four.

• South Hilo and South Kohala, two each.

• North Hilo, one.

So far this year, there have been 504 DUI arrests compared to 642 during the same period last year, representing a decrease of 21.5%.

There have been 440 major accidents so far this year compared to 551 during the same period last year, which represents a decrease of 20.1%.

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To date, there have been 11 official traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared to 13 during the same time period last year. That represents a decrease of 15.4% in fatalities on island roadways.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide, police said.

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