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.

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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%.

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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.

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