Police arrest 13 for DUI

During the week of Sept. 7-13, Hawaii Island police arrested 13 drivers for DUI. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One was younger than 21.

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


So far this year, there have been 655 DUI arrests compared to 782 during the same period last year, a decrease of 16.2%.

There have been 535 major accidents so far this year compared to 677 during the same period last year, a decrease of 21%.


To date, there have been 13 official traffic fatalities compared to 14 during the same time period last year, a decrease of 7.1%.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide, police said.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Star-Advertiser's TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email hawaiiwarriorworld@staradvertiser.com.